England may have lost two matches in the T20 series against India, but the English bowlers have bowled brilliantly. Rohit Sharma, who was in fine form, was cleverly dismissed by pacer Richard Gleason and then took four crucial wickets for India back-to-back.
Birmingham. England may have lost two matches in the T20 series against India, but the English bowlers have bowled brilliantly. Rohit Sharma, who was in fine form, was cleverly dismissed by pacer Richard Gleason and then took four crucial wickets for India back-to-back. Looking at Richard Gleason’s bowling, it’s a little hard to believe this was his debut match. In his first international, he rejected four players such as Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Panth and Virat Kohli. Apart from this, the most important thing about this 34-year-old player was that he took three wickets with an interval of four balls.
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Confident English pacer Richard Gleason, who is confident after a fantastic performance in his debut match against India, could get a chance to play in this year’s T20 World Cup if he continues to do well. Gleason rejected Indian captain Rohit Sharma, star batsman Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant in his fifth, seventh and eighth ball in the second T20I here. India, however, won the match by 49 runs. The 34-year-old Gleason took three wickets for 15 runs. Gleason said at a post-match press conference on Saturday: “It was great to make your debut, but in the end you will win the match. So it was disappointing to lose, but personally it was a good start.
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The T20 World Cup is just around the corner and Gleason is hoping he will be able to join England’s squad for the prestigious event. Gleason started playing professional cricket at the age of 27. He said, “You want to play in big games, don’t you? So yes, why not? I’m looking forward to the next game and then see what happens. I just want to play “I want to keep playing cricket and enjoy what I want to play for as long as I can. Don’t know? If I continue with my good performance, anything can happen.” After scoring England’s goal of 171 runs, the Indian bowlers led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar brought the hosts to just 121 runs in the three-match series with a 2-0 lead.
Gleason said: “I think maybe they (India) scored a little more than the competition result.” He said: “And after that they started well with the ball. It got us in the back and he bowled well. But this happens in T20 cricket.” The right-arm bowler suffered a stress fracture in his groin in 2020, putting his career in jeopardy.As for the injury, he said: “I was not thinking about retirement. I was forced to. The recovery process was long and slow. Unfortunately, it took a long time to recover due to my age. But it’s great to play again.