Aaron Finch and Rohit Sharma

Aaron Finch and Rohit Sharma
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The Indian team will take on the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur in the second T20 match on Friday to continue the three-match series against Australia. Team India was defeated in the first T20 match in Mohali. If she loses here too, the series will be lost. The news of relief for India is that the return of star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is believed to be fixed in this match. Suryakumar Yadav had said in the press conference a day before the match that he is fully fit and ready to play.

Bumrah was selected in the squad for the series against Australia but the team management did not place him in the playing XI in the first match in Mohali. This raised doubts whether he is fully fit now or not. The Indian team is in danger of losing the second consecutive home series to Australia. Australia won the two-match series in Visakhapatnam and Bangalore 2-0 in 2019.
The role of bowlers is important in Nagpur
The wicket at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, however, will be different from Mohali. The wicket is likely to be slow and in that case the role of the bowlers becomes more important. Given the dew effect in the evening, any team would be better off chasing.
Hardik has looted 150 runs in 14 overs
The Indian team is worried about their fast bowling attack which also includes all-rounder Hardik Pandya. He has conceded 150 runs in the last 14 overs he has bowled. Veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is unable to walk in the death overs. He bowled in the 19th over against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, but he conceded 49 runs in these three overs. In such circumstances, it became very important for India to be fit for Bumrah. India is yet to play five matches before the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia and in these matches, it will have to overcome all its weaknesses. India will play its first match in the World Cup against Pakistan on 23 October.
Spinner Chahal is also not in rhythm
While the three top-order batsmen’s attitude before the Asia Cup had been a problem for India, now bowling has become a matter of concern for them as the weakness of the Indian bowlers in favorable batting conditions has come to the fore. Under any circumstances, Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s main spinner, is not showing the firepower as before. He has proved to be very expensive in the last few matches. They have to find a way to perform even on those wickets which are not helpful to the spinners. All-rounder Axar Patel, who was picked in the team due to injury to Ravindra Jadeja, however, proved his mettle by taking three wickets in the last match.
Poor performance in fielding
India’s fielding in the last match was also not good and he dropped three easy catches. Former head coach Ravi Shastri also criticized the team for this. Aggressive approach in batting is getting the advantage. Batting in the same manner in the previous match, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav took the score beyond 200 runs after collecting runs while top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were dismissed early. Dinesh Karthik, who is playing the role of finisher in the team, did not get much chance in the last match and may be given more chances here so that the options remain open for the World Cup.
Green will have to be curbed
Australia, on the other hand, are looking solid in every department while their team lacks players like David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh. Cameron Green, who was sent in to open the innings in Warner’s absence, played his part brilliantly while the experienced Steven Smith and Tim David, playing the first match for Australia, provided strength to the side. Matthew Wade lived up to his role of the finisher. He played a key role in Australia’s victory by scoring 45 not out off 21 balls. Australia, however, will have to be more disciplined in their bowling as pacers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Greene had conceded a lot of runs in Mohali.
Probable playing-11 of both the teams
India:
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Greene, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Expansion

The Indian team will take on the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur in the second T20 match on Friday to continue the three-match series against Australia. Team India was defeated in the first T20 match in Mohali. If she loses here too, the series will be lost. The news of relief for India is that the return of star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is believed to be fixed in this match. Suryakumar Yadav had said in the press conference a day before the match that he is fully fit and ready to play.

Bumrah was picked in the squad for the series against Australia but the team management did not place him in the playing XI in the first match in Mohali. This raised doubts whether he is fully fit now or not. The Indian team is in danger of losing the second consecutive home series to Australia. Australia won the two-match series in Visakhapatnam and Bangalore 2-0 in 2019.

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