Australia crushed India in WTC Final 2023 and won the coveted trophy by 209 runs. India had some big names in their squad who were supposed to play important roles in the finals but failed to perform well. In this article, you will find star Indian players who flopped in WTC Final.
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Star Indian Player Who Failed to Perform Well in WTC Final
Rohit Sharma is one of the top-quality batters in the current India squad. In the first inning, he scored 15 runs in 26 balls and smashed two fours. In the second inning, he scored 43 runs in 60 balls and hit seven fours and one six. India had a good start with him and Shubman Gill. While in the last ball of the 19th over, Nathan Lyon gets the wicket of Rohit Sharma.
Virat has failed over the years at the bigger stage. In the first inning of the WTC final, he scored 14 runs in 31 balls and smashed two fours. While in the second innings, after dismissals of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli played well. He scored 49 runs on day five and was also dismissed by Scott Boland in the second inning.
Over the years, he struggled to score at a bigger stage. As we have seen on the 2021-23 cycle, he has managed only 455 runs in 17 innings. He has not scored a century in this WTC Final and did not accelerate his game to his best.
Shubman is one of the top-notch batters in the Indian squad. In the first inning, Gill scored 13 runs in 15 balls and smashed two fours. In the second inning, he scored 18 runs in 19 balls and hit two fours. Shubman Gill misjudged the ball and gave the wicket to the Aussies bowler.
Gill recently became the IPL 2023’s top run-scorer. Thus his bat-related struggles was a great shock for Indian cricket fans. For the runners-up Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023, the opening batsman scored 890 runs in 17 games, including three hundred and four fifty-plus scores.
Umesh Yadav was one of the senior-most pacers in the Indian WTC final squad. In the first inning, he has not taken any wickets and conceded 77 runs. In the second innings, he took two wickets with an economy of 3.17 and gave away 54 runs. He has taken 170 wickets in Test Cricket in 57 matches with 3 five wickets haul and 1 ten wickets haul.
In the first inning, Pujara scored 14 runs in 25 balls and smashed two fours. In the second inning Pujara was looking in fine touch but failed to capitalize the opportunity. He scored 27 runs in 47 balls and smashed five fours. Prior to WTC Final, Pujara scored a century with Sussex, but he fails to deliver it for Team India.