On the first day of the 3rd Test match involving England and India, the hosts ruthlessly exposed India. Virat Kohli chose to bat 1st after winning the toss for the first time in the series. The approach, ultimately, backfired, and the squad was eliminated after only for 78. Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Bhutt About Indian batting failure is due to their demanding cricketing calendar.
After being bowled out for 36 toward Australia in Adelaide steadily for the past December, Team India recorded their 2nd-lowest Test final tally in a year. James Anderson has caused problems with the ball in the 3rd Test, removing India’s top order. Furthermore, during the team’s hitting collapse, the no-hitter was able to give adequate resistance. Butt suggested that India use a rotation program to keep the players’ concentration levels up.
I feel Team India must start rotating their players: Bhutt
“Team India plays a lot of cricket and their schedule is completely crammed. When you play too much cricket, no matter how good or professional you are, as a human, sometimes the mind just doesn’t respond. When your focus level falls, your output is bound to decrease. I feel Team India must start rotating their players,” Butt said About Indian Cricket Team.
The Indian squad has a busy calendar ahead of them, with significant events to contend with. They came to England for the World Test Championship and stayed for the five-match Test series against the home team. Following the series, the squad will fly to the United Arab Emirates for the IPL before preparing for the T20 World Cup.
Butt stressed India’s schedule, claiming that, while there are no concerns about the players’ abilities, far more cricket is starting to take its toll on players.
“You can imagine the number of matches Team India cricketers are playing. Remember, recently, they had to send a second team to Sri Lanka because of excess engagement. There are no doubts over the quality and skills of Team India’s players. But I feel too much of cricket has got to them. They need to rotate two-three players and have the arsenal. Ravichandran Ashwin and Shardul Thakur can come in. They can play another batsman as well,” Bhutt added About India.