India is playing against Australia in the three-match T20 Series. After having a shocking defeat in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka and Pakistan India is on the critics radar. Despite putting up a strong total in the first T20 India failed to defend the total.
India will now take on Australia in the 2nd T20 on Friday 23rd September in Nagpur. This match is going to be crucial for Rohit Sharma as if they lose this match they will lose the series. Indian batsmen are playing brilliantly. However, the bowling efforts need to be taken care of.
First T20 Indian batters put up a strong total of 208 runs while poor bowling performance fails to defend this again. Consequently, the issue of India’s poor bowling lineup from the last few years, especially in death over. Jasprit Bumrah alone cannot take over the death bowling.
Sunil Gavaskar shares his views on the poor bowling performance of team India
Sharing his views on the poor performance of former Skipper Sunil Gavaskar says that the issue is not new. It has persisted in India for the last few years. If India wants to win the big tournament, they need to focus on the issue.
” This is India’s weakness. This is not a new problem. It has existed for a few years that when they are defending the total, it is difficult without Bumrah. When he is there the team defends the score, but without him, they give away even 200+ targets. Having said that, we need to look at the situation as soon as possible. As going forward it might hurt them.”
Talking about Jasprit Bumrah’s fitness he further says
“About his fitness, I feel that he is an important member of the team and management wants him entirely fit, only then he will be in India’s playing 11. Maybe he plays in Nagpur or maybe not but here is the thing. When the Indian team is chasing a target they win matches but it’s the opposite when the other way round. The bowling is needed between 16 to 20 overs and they don’t have it.”