After India failed to defend a 208-run goal against Australia in the first T20I, skipper Rohit Sharma didn’t mince words to pinpoint the reason for the defeat. “I don’t think we bowled well. 200 is a good score to defend and we didn’t take our chances in the field. It was a great effort by our batters, but the bowlers weren’t quite there,” he said afterwards. . India four wicket loss. “There are things we need to look at but it was a great game for us to understand what went wrong. We know this is a high scoring ground. You can’t relax even if you get 200. We took wickets along to an extent but they played really well They played some extraordinary shots If I was in that locker room I would expect to totally chase that You can defend yourself to defend 60 runs in the last 4 overs. We weren’t able to take that extra wicket.”
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-52-0), Harshal Patel (4-0-49-0), Yuzvendra Chahal (3.2-0-42-1), Umesh Yadav (2-0-27-2) and Hardik Pandya (2-0-22-0) all leaked runs. Former players of India took note of India’s poor bowling efforts.
“If I say this again, use Bhuvi for only one over in the last 5 overs,” Irfan Pathan wrote on Twitter after the match ended.
Saying this again, use Bhuvi for only one over in the last 5 overs.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 20, 2022
“And our death bowling is being exposed again! It’s time we introspect and correct why we succumb to pressure so often. #INDvsAUS,” former India spinner Amit Mishra wrote on Twitter.
And our death bowling has been exposed again! It’s high time we introspect and correct why we succumb so often to pressure. #INDvsAUS
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) September 20, 2022
“I think India missed a trick by not giving Arshdeep more games to cater in the death overs. Should give him as many games as possible for the World Cup. #IndvsAus,” wrote Venkatesh Prasad, former fast bowler in India.
I think India missed a trick by not giving Arshdeep more games to take care of in the death overs. Need to give him as many matches as possible for the World Cup. #IndvsAus
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) September 20, 2022
The second T20I will be played in Nagpur on Friday.
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