Originally Posted by Arjun
At times, I don't think we should read too much into a tournament that's only two weeks long, and where one bad match results in an elimination. T20 seems a blink-and-miss style of cricket, with no room for a let-up at all.Raina is no more a #3 in T20, when the same plan works against him twice and claims him cheaply twice.
Dhoni is not exactly better against the same type of bowling.
The point is, confidence and form tend to overcome lots of deficiencies. There is a good chance that he would have been found out at 3 anyways but he was shuffled down, his form went down, his rhythm went out and then suddenly he was back at 3 for the crucial games and looked lost.
Even if Raina had failed at 3, had he been batting at 3 all along, at least it could be put down to inability. Now, it is inability plus incompetent captaincy...