Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan criticised India’s team selection and the changes they made in their playing XI against New Zealand after the team’s second-straight defeat in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 on Sunday.
India had to replace Suryakumar Yadav with Ishan Kishan due to the former’s back injury while all-rounder Shardul Thakur came in for the out-of-form Bhuvneshwar Kumar but both flopped with bat and ball in Dubai.
Kishan opened the batting along with KL Rahul while Rohit Sharma dropped to No. 3 but even that move didn’t work. Kishan scored just 4 runs from 8 balls while Rohit made 14 from as many balls in India’s below-par total of 110 for 7 in 20 overs.