Considering this, it was only reasonable to believe that the defending champions would do well in the following World T20 too. That didn't happen and we lost all our games in the Super Sixes in England. It was convenient to blame the unpredictability of the T20 format and move to the next World T20. Once again, India failed to win a Super Sixes game in the Caribbean. It was time to do a reality check of the quality of cricket played in the IPL. While our batsmen flourish, our bowlers were playing second fiddle to their more celebrated counterparts from other countries. This lack of teeth in our bowling department shows up the most in Tests and T20 cricket. While India's T20 woes kept piling up, Pakistan proved to be the most consistent side. The reason for their overwhelming success in T20 is their much superior bowling line-up. India may boast of a good batting unit, but if our bowlers don't step up, we'd continue to remain a mid-table team in T20s.
The writer is a former india Opener