Having lost 7 Tests in the row outside India and NZ ability to draw the series recently, India needs to look in the area of sports psychology.
The mental edge was not present and areas of motivation, self-belief, confidence and composure under pressure. The seniors have not any trouble over the years. Sehwag and Gambhir have to able to score and give India the starts even outside India, but there could be another problem India was probably facing:
If the players don't like each other the rift between players can affect team dynamics. The problem the team suffered was task cohesion and social cohesion. Social cohesion is when team members get along towards a common goal and cohesive tasks is collective effort by team members.
Another problem was burnout, which results in boredom, over-training and injuries. The expectations from millions of fans and the media also results in burn-out. This could cause emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced sense of accomplishment. The schedules by the BCCI can be the reason.
All these issues cannot be handled overnight and trying to improve the mental advantage is one area of weakness the Indians can address.
breaking news of 1st april 2016. sachin has announced retirement from one format of the game. n he vl continue to make records in the other format of the game. breaking news of 2nd april 2016. the earlier news was april fool's msg n sachin vl continue to bring laurels for the country for few more years n make more individual records.
Mr Srikanth... the biggest mistake you and ur team did is to have excluded Bhajji from the team....
The only fighter in the team....Bhajji has always been a threat to every opposition esp. the Aussies... Then basis 1 test series performance...why did you guys devastate the career of a great bowlerlike Bhajji who is just 30 and has taken >400 wickets and is considered as one of the best off spinners in the world by all sane cricketers around the world!!!
Is it so important to bring mediocre player like Ashwin in place of Bhajji??? Is Regional favourism so important????
Without players like Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh...the team looks so dull and weak!!!!