The Men in blue finished the super 12 stage as the table toppers with four wins in five games. India displayed a near-perfect match against Zimbabwe and beat the Craig Ervine-led side by 71 runs.

Despite a comfortable win, former India opener turned analyst Aakash Chopra pointed out three major concerns they must address before their semi-final tie against England at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.

Rohit Sharma’s poor run with the bat is the first and foremost concern for India, reckoned Chopra. The hitman has scored just 89 runs in 5 matches, which includes a half-century against the Netherlands.

“India start extremely slow in the powerplay. At the same time, England’s approach is different. Nevertheless, we should not brush Rohit’s form under the carpet. He has not scored runs and is a cause of worry.”

“If we criticise Babar Azam and Temba Bavuma, we should also talk about Rohit. We should not fool ourselves; he is struggling. He has scored just one fifty, and that was against the Netherlands. There also he was dropped early in the match.”

“Another area the team management should look into is the spin department. Our spin department has struggled in this tournament. Ashwin or Axar have leaked runs. Thus, it is important to bring Yuzvendra Chahal for the England tie.”

Notably, Chahal has not played a single match in this tournament. Ashwin has been a soft target for the batters.

“Ashwin picked up three wickets in the match and was economical, but Axar leaked 40 runs. Also, Adelaide has short square boundaries, and weak spin bowling would leak a lot of runs.”

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