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बुमराह को लेकर असमंजस बरकरार, डेथ ओवरों की गेंदबाजी भारत के लिए चिंता

After failing to defend a big total in the first match, the Indian team will look to make up for their shortcomings in the second T20I here on Friday to keep the three-match series against Australia alive, but star bowler Jasprit Bumrah remains to be seen. The confusion continues.

After failing to defend a big total in the first match, the Indian team will look to make up for their shortcomings in the second T20I here on Friday to keep the three-match series against Australia alive, but star bowler Jasprit Bumrah remains to be seen. The confusion continues. Bumrah has not played a match since the England tour. He did not play in the Asia Cup due to back pain. He was selected in the squad for the series against Australia, but the team management did not place him in the playing XI for the first match in Mohali.

This raised doubts whether he is fully fit now or not. The Indian team is worried about their fast bowling attack which also includes all-rounder Hardik Pandya. He has conceded 150 runs in the last 14 overs he has bowled. Veteran steady bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is unable to go in the death overs. He took the ball in the 19th over against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, but he conceded 49 runs in those three overs. Under such circumstances, it has become very important for India to be fit for Bumrah.

India have yet to play five matches before the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia and in these matches they need to overcome all their weaknesses. India will play its first match in the World Cup against Pakistan on October 23. While before the Asia Cup the attitude of the three top-order batsmen had been a problem for India, bowling has now become a problem for them as the weakness of the Indian bowlers in favorable batting conditions has come to the fore. In any case, Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s main spinner, is not showing the firepower as before.

He has proven to be very expensive in the last few games. They have to find a way to perform even on the wickets which are not useful to the spinners. However, all-rounder Axar Patel, who was picked in the team due to an injury to Ravindra Jadeja, proved his mettle by taking three wickets in the last match. India’s fielding in the last match was also not good and they dropped three easy catches. Former head coach Ravi Shastri also criticized the team for this. Aggressive attitude is to get the advantage in batting.

Batting similarly in the previous match, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav took the score past 200 runs after accumulating runs while top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were dismissed early. Dinesh Karthik, who plays the role of finisher in the team, did not get many chances in the last game and can get more chances here, so the options remain open for the WC. Australia, on the other hand, looks well organized in all departments while their team is missing players like David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh.

Cameron Green, who was sent in to open the innings in Warner’s absence, played his part brilliantly, while the experienced Steven Smith and Tim David, who played the first match for Australia, added strength to the side. Matthew Wade lived up to his role as finisher. He played a key role in Australia’s victory by scoring 45 not out off 21 balls. However, Australia will have to be more disciplined in their bowling as pacers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Greene had conceded many runs in Mohali.

However, the wicket at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here will be different from Mohali’s. The wicket is likely to be slow and in that case the role of bowlers becomes more important. Given the dew effect in the evening, any team would be better off chasing. Team: Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav. The match starts at 19:00 Indian time.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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