At the receiving end of the comprehensive performance of India Losing 71 rounds to finish T20 Globalism Cup campaign, Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervin admitted there were changes to two tactics aimed at countering a massive lineup of strikes.
Although Zimbabwe managed to take the wicket at 12, 13 and 14, KL Rahul’s 50th straight in the tournament making 51 off 35 and Suryakumar Yadav’s stunning 61 shot didn’t come off 25 balls meaning they couldn’t of preserving India. small sum.
Moreover, due to Suryakumar’s brilliance, India has captured 79 rounds in the last five times. “I think we could have changed two more plans. Suryakumar was brilliant at the end, nullifying Ritchie’s extensive labour, which was our master plan. Perhaps we could have changed our pace a little bit more there,” a dejected Ervin said at the post-match presentation.
Zimbabwe battled a tough group to defeat Ireland and Scotland and entered the second group of Super 12. Although their match against South Africa was lost, Zimbabwe managed to surprise Pakistan by successfully defending 130 and winning one round. But losing to Bangladesh and the Netherlands by three sets and five wickets, respectively, means Zimbabwe is out of the race in the semi-finals.
Moreover, in the tournament, their high-level hits left much to be desired, especially with half of the team returning to the hut even before reaching the halfway mark. Although Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl shared a 60-ball stand from 35 balls for the sixth wicket, Zimbabwe eventually went out for 115 in a 17.2 increase.
“In the run-up to the tournament we’ve been trying to be positive at the top, but the last 2-3 games we’ve gotten a bit far away from it. The ball was swaying, but to counter that maybe we could have moved a little bit more, we were more active,” Ervin added.
He signed by saying that Zimbabwe would build on the success of reaching Super 12 in the future. “We must not forget the work we did to get into Super 12. We will look to build on that. We haven’t caught well in the last few matches, but I know the boys have worked hard on that.”