The selector told that the bowling of Team India is a matter of concern
Except Axar Patel, all bowlers gave more than 11 runs per over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not able to take wickets and is continuously looting runs.
New Delhi: India is playing a 3-match T20 series against Australia before the T20 World Cup 2022. Team India scored 208 runs in the first T20 match, but despite this, due to the good batting of Australian batsman Cameron Green and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, the Australian team easily chased this score. In such a situation, in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, the selectors including Team India are worried about the Indian pace attack. On this problem, a selector has called bowling a matter of concern.
Speaking to InsideSport, a selector said, “Of course Team India’s bowling is a matter of concern. They failed to stop 208 runs, but the Mohali pitch was good for batting, so we can’t do anything on a one-match basis. We will talk to the management of the team to see how we can help them.”
The selector further said that Jasprit is not 100% fit yet, Harshal has just come back and a bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar is wasting so many runs. Umesh Yadav has come back after injury, so he is not in the rhythm. This is of course a matter of concern.
Let us tell you that from the Asia Cup to the first match of the series, the bowling of Team India was bad. India had lost to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup.
In the first T20 match of the series against Australia, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya batted well for Team India, but when it comes to bowling, all bowlers except Axar Patel gave more than 11 runs per over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved to be the most expensive by giving 52 in 4 overs. Harshal Patel, who was returning after injury at number two, looted 49 in 4 overs. Spinner Chahal gave 42 in 3.2 overs. At the same time, Umesh Yadav, returning to Team India after a long time, gave 27 in 2 overs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 22, 2022, 12:30 IST