So far, India hasn’t been able to take control of the T20 World Cup 2021. The squad has lost both of its matches in the mega tournament and is being heavily criticized for their poor performance.

However, there has recently been speculation that IPL tiredness is one of the causes for the team’s poor performance.

Vikram Rathour, India’s batting coach, has refuted these claims. The IPL, he claims, has had no bearing on the team’s preparation for the high-profile competition.

The Indian cricketers have been trapped in the bio-security bubble for a long time. Some of the main players played in the five-match Test series against England before moving on to the IPL.

The IPL concluded barely four days before the World Cup began. Rathour went on to say that the event was a terrific place to practice and that there was no problem with it.

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Vikram Rathour. Source: firstpost.com

“Any preparation is good preparation, I think. IPL does provide you with a platform where you compete against the top cricketers all around the world.

“So definitely it is a good platform to practice. I don’t see an issue there with us getting into the World Cup after playing IPL.

“I thought players got loads of games, they could work on their games,” Vikram Rathour said in a press conference, as per reports on Scroll.

Rathour believes India has not been able to execute plans

India has suffered humiliating defeats in both of its tournament matches so far. In their first game, they were defeated by arch-rivals Pakistan.

Taking on the task of New Zealand, the team was unable to turn their fortunes around. India’s batting lineup crumbled, as the squad was dismissed for just 110 runs.

Rathour stated that the team’s performances were hampered by their inability to implement their ideas effectively.

He emphasized that it was their execution, not their planning, that had resulted in their dismal performance thus far.

“What happened in the past two games I think is that we haven’t been able to execute our plans the way we wanted to and that has been our issue, and not the preparation,” Rathour added.

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