For the second year in a row, India has been disappointed at a competition held in the United Arab Emirates. They had previously been eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2021 at the group stage after suffering crushing losses to Pakistan and New Zealand in their first two games. After losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4, they have now lost the opportunity to go to the Asia Cup final.

Virat Kohli was set to serve as the team’s captain for the final time in the game’s shortest format at the T20 World Cup. While Rohit Sharma took over for Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri opted not to seek re-election as head coach and left after his contract expired following the tournament. Rahul Dravid, the current head coach, replaced him.

While many blamed Kohli and Shastri for India’s poor performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup in the hope that Dravid and Rohit would provide better results, India hasn’t fared much better under them in the UAE little under a year later. A former India opener has said that India’s ongoing experimentation with their squad may hold the key rather than the captain or coach.

Chopra said on his Youtube channel that the issue is with the squad selection rather than the captain. “When we lost here last year, people thought it was because of Virat Kohli and that they should replace the captain. Now, even Rohit Sharma couldn’t win here.

“Last time you picked players out of the blue and left out (Yuzvendra) Chahal. You opened with Ishan Kishan. And now you continue to do the same. You opened with Ishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda. But now you suddenly don’t have Dinesh Karthik the finisher at No. 7, and have just three (fast bowling) options,” he said.