RP Singh says the management will have to utilize the Indian players available because we are losing the games
India was struggling with the bowling department in the recent Asia Cup in UAE and the same things were seen in the ongoing T20 series against Australia, Former India pacer RP Singh said that the Indian bowlers failed to execute their plans.
India was struggling with the bowling department in the recent Asia Cup in UAE and the same things were seen in the ongoing T20 series against Australia.
India posted a 200-plus runs target on the board in the first T20 but they couldn’t defend it and lost the game with four balls to spare.
Indian bowlers, including Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0/52), Harshal Patel (0/49), and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/42), spilled runs heavily as Australia chased down the target easily.
Remarkably, Axar Patel took three wickets while Umesh Yadav also made two important scalps on his return to the side. Former India pacer RP Singh said that the Indian bowlers failed to execute their plans.
“These aren’t great signs ahead of the T20 World Cup. When we didn’t do well at the Asia Cup, we thought it was because we didn’t have Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah. Harshal Patel was there on the side for this game, but we still ended up on the losing side. It is also possible that even Jasprit Bumrah will be taken to the cleaners if he returns for the next two games,”Singh said on Cricbuzz.
“So, we shouldn’t expect our star player to return from injury and win the games. The management will have to utilize the players available because we are losing the games eventually. The performance of the Indian team is dipping as we get closer to the World Cup.”
“There was never a period during the Australian run chase where India was able to dominate. Australia kept on hitting boundaries at regular intervals while also taking singles consistently. Apart from that Umesh Yadav’s over where he picked up two wickets, there wasn’t a single over where the Indian bowlers made an impact. It isn’t a matter of skill, but maybe they weren’t able to execute their plan well,”Singh added.
With the India bowling unit under the scanner once again, Singh said that the management will have to make changes going forward.
“Also, when you are bowling wide yorkers, you can’t afford to have the point and the third man inside the circle. They will have to make major changes. Otherwise, India won’t be in the game at all if they have to defend a target of 150,”he added.
The second T20 game between India and Australia will be played on September 23 at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
India Squad 2022- Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia Squad 2022- Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa