NEW YORK WEATHER

A day before his last match as India’s bowling coach, Bharat Arun did admit that both toss and bubble fatigue contributed to India’s indifferent performance in the T20 World Cup, where they lost to Pakistan and New Zealand in the Super 12 stage.

Asked if the absence of a gap between IPL and T20 World Cup became a factor, Arun responded in a clear-cut fashion.

“Being on the road for six months is a huge ask. Players haven’t gone home and I think they had a short break after the last IPL got suspended.

“They have been in a bubble for six months and that takes a huge toll, so specific to your question, maybe a short break between IPL and World Cup could have done a lot of good for these boys,” Arun said on the eve of India’s final group league game against Namibia.

However, he was pretty annoyed that in a tournament of this stature, toss played such a crucial role, as India, while batting first, looked a different outfit compared to the opposition who were helped in shot-making because of the dew-laden surface.

“Toss played a very, very vital role and I believe in these kind of matches, toss shouldn’t be of any consequence,” he…

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