Second T20 will be played between India and New Zealand in Lucknow
Captain Hardik Pandya’s two players increased the trouble
After clean sweeping New Zealand in the ODI series, it was expected from Team India that it would make a similar start in the T20 series as well. But as soon as the format and captaincy changed, the attitude of the New Zealand team changed and it defeated India by 21 runs in the first T20 in Ranchi. Now the second match is to be held in Lucknow. One mistake and the series will slip out of India’s hands. 2 players have increased the headache of captain Hardik Pandya. The performance of both in the first T20 was poor. In such a situation, in the second match to be held in Lucknow, Pandya can take a tough decision and both of them can be discharged from the team.
Shubman Gill and Arshdeep Singh are the two players who are increasing Pandya’s troubles. Shubman has performed amazingly in ODIs. But, he has failed to leave his mark as an opener in T20 so far. In Ranchi T20 too, he was dismissed after scoring 7 runs in 6 balls. Similar was the performance of Arshdeep Singh. This left-arm fast bowler, who is considered to be the discovery of T20 World Cup, is not seen in color at all. Arshdeep had given 27 runs in the last over in Ranchi. Which fell heavily on India. In such a situation, it will not be easy for these two to make a place in the playing-XI in Lucknow T20.
By the way, Hardik Pandya has also talked about giving frequent opportunities to Shubman Gill in T20 like Rohit. But the question is for how long. Because India has a strong batsman to start the innings in the form of Prithvi Shaw. He is also in form. Gill’s condition is also like KL Rahul. He has played only 4 innings in T20 so far. But, in that he scored runs at a strike rate of 130. He has not been able to cross the double figure in three innings. He was struggling in front of balls that spin and swing. In such a situation, India has Shaw. Who can score fast runs in powerplay. In T20, he scores runs at a strike rate of 150.
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If not Arshdeep then who?
Arshdeep has failed to impress with his bowling since the T20 World Cup. Since the tournament, he has scored runs with an economy of 11. He was continuously throwing no-balls, which was costing India heavily. In such a situation, Dravid and Pandya can bet on Mukesh Kumar in the second T20. In that case, India will go with 3 fast bowlers in the second T20 as well. The places of Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi are confirmed. The second option is that India can land in Lucknow T20 with two main spinners instead of one. Yuzvendra Chahal can be given a chance. Because the wicket of Lucknow can also help the spin bowlers.
India’s possible playing XI in the second T20: Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill/Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-Captain), Hardik Pandya (Captain), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar/Arshdeep Singh.
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Tags: Arshdeep Singh, Hardik Pandya, india vs new zealand, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 28, 2023, 14:21 IST