India vs Australia 2nd T20I: 3 Changes India can make for IND vs AUS match tomorrow
Updated on: Sep 22, 2022 9:38 am IST
India endured a terrible defeat against Australia in the first T20I which was totally unexpected to say the least. India were playing with their near full strength XI and yet, couldn’t topple an Australian team that lacked as much as 4 first choice players. India have had enough turnaround time and would be wanting to win the 2nd game and stay alive in the series.
IND vs AUS 2nd T20I: Jasprit Bumrah for Umesh Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah was not preferred in the first game as he was deemed as not 100% fit by the Indian captain Rohit Sharma. With series on the line, India would want to play their best bowler Jasprit Bumrah as their fast bowling attack lacks a world class bowler in it. Bhuvneshwar Kumar hasn’t been able to lead this Indian attack and has been extremely poor at death overs when India needed him to step up and perform.
He bowled the penultimate over in India’s 3 out of their last 4 T20Is, and he was taken down easily by the opposition batsmen for runs. In a full strength Indian team, there shouldn’t be a place for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the playing 11. Indian attack should have Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel as their first choice pacers with Hardik Pandya being the fourth pacer.
India vs Australia: Deepak Chahar ahead of Umesh Yadav
Deepak Chahar is in the reserves for the world cup squad and it made no sense whatsoever to play Umesh Yadav out of nowhere in the first T20I ahead of Deepak Chahar. Umesh Yadav bowled terribly with the new ball, and it was expected because he is a bad bowler when there is no swing. Deepak Chahar is a more disciplined bowler and can get the new ball to move even when the conditions don’t help.
Ravichandran Ashwin in place of Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal bowled proper trash in the first game. He couldn’t even restrict the right hand batsmen and kept tossing the ball more often than not even when it was being smashed. Ravichandran Ashwin can complement Axar Patel and can also add depth to the batting line-up.
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