The second T20 between India and Sri Lanka will be played on January 5.
Even after the victory in the first T20, many problems in front of India
new Delhi. The new T20 team led by Hardik Pandya started the year with a win. India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs in the first T20 played in Mumbai. But, even after this victory of the new Team India, there are many questions, whose answers will have to be found by coach Dravid and captain Pandya before the second T20. Otherwise, the Sri Lankan team has the power to counterattack and has proved it on many occasions.
After the victory, what are the questions for which India will have to find answers. Let us tell you about them one by one. The first question is related to the bowling of Team India. The wicket on which the Sri Lankan spinner made the Indian batsmen yearn for one run each. On the same pitch, Indian spinners yearned for wickets and could not even complete their quota of 4 overs. In such a situation, before the second T20, India will have to find a solution to this problem.
Sri Lankan spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahish Tikshna bowled a total of 8 overs against India, conceding 51 runs at an economy rate of a little over 6 and taking 2 wickets. Off-spinner Dhananjay D’Silva also bowled one over and took 1 wicket for 6 runs. That is, 3 out of 5 wickets of India came in the bag of Sri Lankan spinner.
On the other hand, both India’s spin bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal and Akshar Patel proved to be expensive and could not even take wickets. Chahal did not even complete his quota of 4 overs. He looted 26 runs in 2 overs. And Akshar gave 31 runs in 3 overs. Means 57 runs came in 5 overs of Chahal and Akshar. In such a situation, if India has to win in the second T20, then it will have to improve its spin bowling.
have to learn to play tikshna-hasaranga
Mahish Tikshna is considered a mystery spinner. His ball is not easily understood. Something similar happened in Mumbai with the Indian batsmen. Except Deepak Hooda, no Indian batsman could hit a boundary against him. Two sixes were hit against Tikshna and both came off Hooda’s bat. Tikshna also troubled Shubman Gill a lot. Prevented from scoring runs. For this reason, he could not read Tikshna’s carrom ball and got out LBW. Hasaranga also did something similar. His leg spin was also not understood by the Indian batsmen. Hooda hit the only six against him.
While Hooda scored 26 off 13 balls against the Sri Lankan spinner, the rest of the Indian batsmen scored 31 off 41 balls and hit just one four. In the second T20, India would have been better prepared to play the Sri Lankan spinner.
It is necessary to score runs in powerplay
In the first T20, the opening pair of Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan made a good start. In the third over, the team’s score was reached to 27 runs. But, not only did the pace of runs stop for bowling like sharpness, but the batsmen kept getting out by playing wrong shots under pressure. Because of this, India was able to score only 41 runs in the powerplay and lost 2 wickets. The situation remained the same in the middle overs. In such a situation, India will have to score maximum runs in the powerplay in the second T20. So that the batsmen coming later can convert that start into a big score.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 04, 2023, 14:09 IST