Sanjay Manjrekar Points Out The Biggest Mistake India Made Against New Zealand

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Sanjay Manjrekar Points Out The Biggest Mistake India Made Against New Zealand

Sanjay Manjrekar’s Analyses of New Zealand vs India Test Series: Before the start of the series, many cricket pundits felt that the two Tests between New Zealand and India would be fought very closely and fiercely, as both the teams have a great pool of young and experienced players. Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli are …


Sanjay Manjrekar Points Out The Biggest Mistake India Made Against New Zealand

Sanjay Manjrekar’s Analyses of New Zealand vs India Test Series: Before the start of the series, many cricket pundits felt that the two Tests between New Zealand and India would be fought very closely and fiercely, as both the teams have a great pool of young and experienced players. Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli are two of the best batters in the world, and fans across the world were waiting to see them up against each other.

But, much to the disappointement of the fans and pundits, it turned out to be a totally one-sided contest as New Zealand outplayed India in all three formats of the game. Indian cricketers failed to adjust to the playing conditions in New Zealand and struggled, more often than not in both the Test matches.

Sanjay Manjrekar Points Out The Biggest Mistake India Made Against New Zealand

The Indian captain Virat Kohli also looked completely out of form and didn’t make any impact with his bat. This came as a big shock to the Indian cricket fans and Virat Kohli fans across the world, as he is one of the most consistent batsmen in the history of the game and has been at the top of his game from the past five years or so.

It was a series to forget for Virat Kohli and Team India. It was a very series that had almost zero positives and a handful of problems for the Indian cricket team. As a result, fans and pundits are doing their analysis and trying to find out the reasons behind India’s defeat.

Recently, former Indian cricketer and a well-known cricket pundit, Sanjay Manjrekar shared his views on Twitter. Manjrekar said that India missed an “out and out” fast bowler.

“Why could NZ seamers get the ball to swing and deviate more than Indian seamers? Because on this surface wrist at an angle to swing the ball was needed. All three Indian seamers, though top class, are not really out & outswing bowlers,” Sanjay Manjrekar tweeted. 

He further added that India need swing bowlers who can pitch the ball up and look for the seam movement.

“Learnings for India – Need swing bowlers who pitch the ball up more than seam bowlers who hit the deck in NZ & the quest to find batsmen who can cope with swinging conditions must continue. Remember Ind 5/3? WC semis? Again swinging conditions, same opposition,” Sanjay Manjrekar added to his thread. 

One of his followers asked him that could Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar made a bigger impact than Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami?

To which, Sanjay Manjrekar said yes.

“Bhuvi and Chahar’s bowling styles were more suited to the conditions we had for the Tests. Look at DeGrandhomme’s effectiveness as a bowler.”