The return of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the second T20 is believed to be certain.
Bumrah did not play in the first T20 match played in Mohali.
With the return of Bumrah, Umesh Yadav will have to sit out of the team.
Nagpur: After seeing the defeat in the first T20 match against Australia, now the Indian cricket team will hit the Vidarbha cricket ground in Nagpur with the intention of counterattacking in the second match. The second T20 match is to be played in Nagpur on 23 September i.e. Friday. This match is very important in terms of results in the three-match series, which the hosts would like to win at all costs.
In the second T20, all eyes are on Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who did not play in the first T20 match played in Mohali. His playing in the second match is almost certain. In such a situation, Umesh Yadav will have to sit out of the team. The return of Bumrah will definitely strengthen the bowling unit.
Need to work on bowling unit
The worst part about Team India is that there are five more official T20 matches left before the first T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on 23 October, which makes the Indian team look very upset. If bowling has been the biggest concern in the Asia Cup, which has come to the fore despite good batting.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been India’s best spinner in all conditions, no longer looks like a threat to the batting. He has been expensive in the last few matches and will have to find a way to trouble the batsmen on the wicket. However, all-rounder Axar Patel, who has been brought in in place of injured Ravindra Jadeja, proved his mettle once again with three wickets on Tuesday.
No problem with batting, but Karthik should get more chances
In batting, India’s aggressive approach has been beneficial in the form of KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav. Even after the early dismissals of top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the team took the team beyond 200. Finisher Dinesh Karthik did not get much chance on Tuesday, he will have to give more chances.
Australia will come here with the intention of winning the series.
Australia’s bowlers proved to be very expensive in the first T20 match. In such a situation, captain Aaron Finch would be hoping for a better performance from his bowlers. If we talk about batting, then new batsman Cameron Green has impressed and Matthew Wade played the role of the finisher very well. The Kangaroo team, which made a great start with the win, is unlikely to change the team in the second match.
figures in favor of india
A total of 24 T20 matches have been played between India and Australia so far. India has won 13 matches, while Australia has won 10 matches and one match is inconclusive. Nine series have been played between the two teams, out of which India has won four times and Australia has won two while three series have been drawn. In this sense, the figures are in favor of Team India, but let us tell you that against Australia, India has lost in the last four T20 matches at home.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 23, 2022, 06:30 IST