A gloomy picture: Stats show failure of India top order batters in last four ICC knockout matches


While fighting knocks from Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur helped India post 296 after being reduced to 152/6 in the first innings, in their second outing India were bundled out for 234 to fall short by 209 runs of the 444-run chase.

The Indian top order (1-4) scored 56 runs together in the first innings. In the second innings they got starts but crumbled again under pressure. The collapse of the top order batters in the ICC knockout matches have emerged as a pattern. In this article we bring to you the stats of the top order batters (1-4) in each of the last four ICC knockout matches played by India.



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