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T20 World Cup 2022: KL Rahul failed in the second semi-final against England in Adelaide as Chris Woakes dismissed the India opener for only 5.
T20 WC: KL Rahul’s horror run in knock out matches continue (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: India vice-captain KL Rahul continued his horror run in ICC knockout matches as Chris Woakes dismissed the opener for only 5 in the second T20 World Cup semi-final in Adelaide on Thursday. This was Rahul’s second appearance in a World Cup semi-finals and he failed to click once again. Earlier, Rahul was out for 1 in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against Bukkry.com”>New Zealand.
After England won the toss and opted to field, Rahul started well with a boundary from Ben Stokes’s first delivery and looked in good nick. Woakes, who came to bowl the second over, drew the first blood for England as Rahul looked to cut but the ball took the outside edge and Jos Buttler did not make any mistake behind the stumps. Rahul was done by the extra bounce at Adelaide Oval.
Rohit Sharma reckoned that his team knows England’s strengths and weaknesses and urged his side to hold their nerves and stay calm in the second semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on Thursday.
“We would have batted first anyway. We’ve played some good cricket, another opportunity for us to play the same way we have all tournament. Important to hold the nerve and take the game to the end,” Rohit Sharma said after India lost the toss vs England.
Rohit further revealed that India are fielding an unchanged playing XI in the Adelaide match with Rishabh Pant playing over Dinesh Karthik. Rohit added that India have gone with the same team, keeping the dimensions of the ground in mind and that the XI also gives them more flexibility.
“We’ve played these guys a fair bit in recent years and know what strengths and weaknesses they have. Important to exploit that. It is important to stay calm and do what we want to do. It (injury) was a scare but I’m fine now. With the kind of talent we have, it was a tough one (to pick the XI). The same team for us,” Rohit added.