Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun believes break between IPL and World Cup would have helped players

India currently is in contention for a semi-final spot, but things do not rest in their hands anymore. They will require Afghanistan to defeat New Zealand in their match on Sunday.

After India’s lousy start to the T20 World Cup campaign, several questions were raised by the pundits and critics alike. As everyone proffered their own version of what went wrong with the Indian team in this tournament, their bowling coach Bharat Arun too, has come out with a statement to explain the phenomena that affected the team’s performance.
Indian team started their campaign against Pakistan, in which they were thrashed brutally by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. The Pakistani openers chased the Indian total down with all 10 wickets intact and balls to spare. It was the first time Pakistan managed to win a game against India in a World Cup match. Everyone thought it was an off day at the office, but when the performance deteriorated in the second game against New Zealand, it raised several harsh questions.
According to the report of PTI, Bharat Arun, in an interview, was asked if the lack of break between IPL and World Cup affected India’s performance. To this, he replied, “They have been in a bubble for six months, and that takes a huge toll, so specific to your question, maybe a short break between IPL and World Cup could have done a lot of good for these boys.” He further commented on how the toss played a crucial role too in such conditions and refused to address the absence of Yuzvendra Chahal from the team.
India currently is in contention for a semi-final spot, but things do not rest in their hands anymore. They will require Afghanistan to defeat New Zealand in their match on Sunday.

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