The Indian cricket team had to bow out of the tournament after losing to England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022. After losing to England, many flaws were removed in the performance of Team India. Different cricket pundits also expressed their opinion on this matter. But the biggest issue that came out in the midst of all this was the Indian players not playing in foreign leagues. The team’s head coach Rahul Dravid also admitted after the semi-final loss that the English players got the advantage of playing in the Big Bash. Now this issue has come up once again. However, this time the player who raised this issue was himself a successful captain but his team flopped badly at the present time.
Former captain Darren Sammy, who won the West Indies T20 World Cup title twice under his captaincy, made a big claim on Monday. In fact, there are players from West Indies who play in almost all leagues, but still their team was so devastated that they could not even make it to the Super 12. Now the captain, who won the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cup, while speaking on the performance of Team India, said that Indian cricketers not playing in foreign leagues is also a big reason for their poor performance in T20 World Cup. No player from India is allowed to play in foreign T20 leagues.
Darren Sammy with both T20 World Cup trophies
Dravid also gave a statement like Sammy
Sammy said that England got the advantage of its players playing in foreign leagues especially Australia’s Big Bash. A similar statement was also given by the head coach of Team India, Rahul Dravid. Sammy said in an ICC press release, “The players who have played in T20 leagues around the world have really shined. You look at India which has the biggest T20 league (IPL) but its players don’t have the same experience as players who are playing in different leagues across the world.”
Sammy added, “You look at players like Alex Hales, Chris Jordan who play in the Big Bash. It is no coincidence that they (England) did well in Australia.” Significantly, England won the T20 World Cup title by defeating Pakistan by five wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. They are the only team to have both ODI and T20 World Cup titles at the same time. He is currently the double champion.