World Cup 2019 semi-final: Sourav Ganguly furious with no sign of MS Dhoni as India totter at 24 for 4

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first_imgWorld Cup 2019 semi-final: Sourav Ganguly furious with no sign of MS Dhoni as India totter at 24 for 4ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final 1: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly questioned India’s batting order preference as they were jolted by New Zealand fast bowlers in their chase of 240 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday. ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, 1st Semi Final view more view less vs ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 India IND 221 239/8 3/43 (10) India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 17:03 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment at MS Dhoni’s batting position in India’s chase (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni did not bat at No. 5 in the semi-final vs New ZealandIndia sent Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya ahead of MS DhoniIndia were left reeling at 24 for 4 after New Zealand pacers ran riotFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment at MS Dhoni’s batting position during India’s chase of 240 against New Zealand on the reserve day of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final in Manchester.Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson propelled New Zealand to 239 for 8 in 50 overs as New Zealand added 28 runs to their overnight score of 211 for 5 on Wednesday.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Cricket ScoreIndia had a horror start to their chase as the former champions were jolted by New Zealand pacers in the first 10 overs. India lost their batting lynchpins Rohit Sharma (1), KL Rahul (1), Virat Kohli (1) cheaply inside the first 4 overs. Matt Henry and Trent Boult were running riot as the Manchester crowd, filled with a sea of blue, went quiet.India prefered to send Dinesh Karthik into bat ahead of MS Dhoni as the Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman, batting for only for the 2nd time in World Cup 2019, walked in at 5. Karthik struggled to get going and was eventually dismissed for 6 from 25 balls after a stunning catch from James Neesham.Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson were testing the Indian batsman and Hardik Pandya walked in after Dinesh Karthik’s dismissal, helping raise quite a few eyebrows.Sourav Ganguly, who was on-air for Star Sports, said it was “very hard to understand” why MS Dhoni was not sent earlier to bat.”It’s very hard to understand. No MS Dhoni yet,” Sourav Ganugly said.He added: “There you see MS Dhoni. You have got 10-and-half thousand runs. Average 50 and he is not in yet when India is under pressure. That’s not acceptable. I know he is a good finisher but this is long way from finished. India needed all his experience, all his ability. And at any stage, you needed his batting experience, it’s this one. When you’re 3 down or 4 down for 25, you needed your most experienced batsman.”advertisementEarlier in the day, Mark Nicholas had asked Sourav Ganguly if head coach Ravi Shastri would be “empowered to change the batting order”, Ganguly replied in the affirmative.Mark Nicholas: How would the structure work? Ravi Shastri would be empowered to change the batting order, would he?Sourav Ganguly: Yeah, you expect that. Don’t you? When you’re captain is out on the field, you expect your vice-captain, you expect your coach. But you have got to be proactive. There’s Ravi Shastri on your screen. He is not panicking. He is not someone who is panicking very very quickly. But maybe when you’re captain is in, you need to take that call. You need to be ahead of the game.Rishabh Pant was looking busy in the middle as the young wicketkeeper-batsman was seemingly playing with a lot of freedom despite the amount of pressure on the middle-order. India are well behind the DLS score. For a result to be produced in the semi-final, India should have completed at least 20 overs of their chase.Also Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: What happens if play is called off after 20 oversAlso Read | MS Dhoni advising Yuzvendra Chahal and fielders during World Cup semi-final is goldAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow Rishabh Pant commentary ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) Matt Henry (NZ) M. Henry (NZ) (49.3) Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS) 221 Ross Taylor (NZ) R. Taylor (NZ) New Zealand NZ Super Over view full scorecard – 74 (90) India Match Ended center_img (50.0) New Zealand beat India by 18 runs Toss: NZ elected to bat Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 239/8 New Zealand Scorecard Ravindra Jadeja (IND) R. Jadeja (IND) India IND Top Batsmen Top Batsmen (49.3) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Matt Henry New Zealand NZ Match Ended (50.0) advertisement 77 (59) Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND) B. Kumar (IND) No data available! graphs 3/37 (10) Nextlast_img

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