Where has the midas touch gone for this gentleman? Disappointing performance by team India against England in a do-or-die match. I would attribute the defeat entirely to MS Dhoni as his decisions and lack of counter-attack strategies have led to the ouster of India from T20 WC.
1. MSD didn't manage his bowlers well in the match against England. RP Singh, who for a change bowled little better on that day, didn't get to complete his quota. Instead an over was given to Yuvraj Singh and persisted with the off-colour Ishant Sharma.
2. As a Captain he didn't forsee how England would attack the weakness of Indian batsmen to short-pitched deliveries. Indian top order batsmen struggled against the short pitched bowling of West Indies in the previous match, so it is common man's knowledge to anticipate England to follow suit. If that is the case, why you have to persist with batsmen like Suresh Raina who is very vulnerable to short-pitched bowling. Why MSD didn't bring in Dinesh Karthick as a specialist batsman and he is considered to be much more technically sound than all others?
3. Batting order mishap happened with Ravinder Jadeja at No.4 whereas it would have been Yuvraj or Yusuf Pathan to counter-attack English bowlers. Poor judgement on the part of MSD again by promoting a rookie Jadeja ahead of Yuvraj and Yusuf.
4. I also dont understand why Indian cricket should persist with non-performers like Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina in the playing XI for the entire team. From the last 2 matches you know Ishant is completely off-colour and he should have been replaced with Praveen Kumar. Suresh Raina should have been replaced with Dinesh Karthick. The lack of flexibility with regard to the playing XI is the biggest bottle neck of Indian cricket.
But as MSD often says it is not the end of the road. But lot of things to learn for MS Dhoni. Hope he picks it fast!