The Indian team’s continuously failing to defend the target could be the biggest issue in the 2022 T20 WC in Australia.
In the last 3 matches, the Indian team could not defend the target. The Indian team scored more than 200 runs once and more than 170 runs twice. Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid’s troubles regarding the upcoming T20 WC have increased due to the way Indian bowling has failed in the death overs against Australia’s first Asia Cup and now. In the last three matches, the Indian team has failed to defend the target.
During this, Team India scored good scores of 181 (Pakistan), 173 (Sri Lanka), and 208 (Australia) but despite this, they had to face defeat due to poor performance of the bowlers. If the situation remains like this, then bowling can prove to be a weak link for India in the T20 World Cup.
Bowlers failing in the death overs
Indian bowlers are proving to be failing in the death overs for some time now. In the first T20 match against Australia, Indian bowlers spent 93 runs in the last 4.2 overs. In this match, experienced pacers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar (52) and Harshal Patel (49) conceded 101 runs in a total of 8 overs. Both the pesos spent 53 runs in the last 3 overs.
Bhuvi’s poor performance paid the price
Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the most experienced bowlers on the Indian team, but team India is paying the brunt of his poor performance. Bhuvi was considered a specialist in the death overs but he continues to disappoint. After Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup, Bhuvneshwar also gave a lot of runs to Australia in the 19th over.
Defense: Players have to keep their faith
We have to trust our players, these are the best 15 people in the country, that’s why it is on the Indian team. Right now there are 2 more matches left in the series against Australia. We will try our best to come back after performing well in these matches – Hardik Pandya
Criticism: There will be no excuse for bad bowling
There wasn’t much dew on the field so no excuse will work. The truth is that we didn’t bowl well. 19th over became a matter of great concern. Bhuvi is losing runs continuously and due to this we are not able to defend even a good score – Sunil Gavaskar (Former Captain)
2nd ODI against England: India’s 333 for 5
Harmanpreet scored the fifth century of his career. In the second ODI against hosts England on Wednesday, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur played unbeaten innings of 143 runs. Playing 111 balls, hit 18 fours and 4 sixes. In this way, he scored the fifth century of his ODI career. Batting first from his innings, India made a huge score of 333 runs for 5 wickets.
Mandhana’s fastest 3000 runs: Opener Smriti Mandhana scored 40 runs in 51 balls. In this way, he has become the fastest Indian batsman to score 3000 runs. He left behind former captain Mithali Raj. Mithali did this feat in 88 innings while Mandhana did this feat in 76 innings.
Women’s Asia Cup: Jemima returns to the Indian team
The BCCI has announced the team for the Women’s Asia Cup T20 on Wednesday. All-rounder Jemima Rodriguez has returned to the team who could not go on the tour of England due to a wrist injury. She is currently undergoing rehab in NCA.
The Asia Cup will be held in Sylhet, Bangladesh from October 1st to 15th. India will face Pakistan in the tournament on 7th October. At the same time, the Indian team will play its first match against Sri Lanka on October 1st.