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Crew India didn’t get off to an excellent begin within the ongoing three-match T20I collection in opposition to Australia because the hosts did not defend 208 runs in Mohali, and the bowlers weren’t capable of put up a spirited combating show. Solely Axar Patel managed to take wickets together with being economical. Within the first T20I, Jasprit Bumrah didn’t function within the taking part in XI and it must be seen whether or not he comes again straight for the must-win second T20I.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that not with the ability to defend totals with out Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s downside for lengthy interval now, and the administration must do some course correction.
“That is India’s weak point. This is not a brand new downside. It has existed for just a few years now that when they’re defending, they discover it tough with out Jasprit Bumrah. When Bumrah is there, the rating may be defended however with out him, they offer away even 200-plus totals. Having mentioned that, we have to take a look at the answer for it. Else, going ahead, it might harm them,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak after the first T20I between India and Australia
When requested about his tackle Jasprit Bumrah, Gavaskar mentioned: “About his (Bumrah’s) health, I really feel that since he’s such an vital member of the staff, the staff administration desires him to be fully match and solely then he be picked in India’s XI. Perhaps he’ll play in Nagpur.”
“However right here is the factor. When the Indian staff is chasing a goal, they win matches. However it’s the alternative the opposite method round. The bowling that’s wanted between overs 16 and 20, they nonetheless haven’t got it. That is the rationale that staff is ending up on the shedding aspect,” he added.
India and Australia will sq. off within the second T20I on Friday in Nagpur.
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