IND vs AUS: Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal’s form in focus ahead of T20 series decider
India might have brought itself back in the ongoing T20 series against Australia but Indian bowling side is not having a good time. More than three Indian bowlers are not in form and its even crystal clear to the opponents.
Last night both the teams played the second T20 match after Australia won the first match at Mohali with 4 wickets. The match that was scheduled to start at 7:00 was delayed by 9:30 pm due to rain, but due to the hard work of staff men, the match was played for just 8-8 overs at Nagpur’s PVC Stadium.
After winning the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first. Australia gave a total of 92 runs for India to chase with the help of skipper Aron Finch’s 40 of 28 balls. But India captain led Men in Blue from the front and made 46 not out from just 20 balls and won the match by 6 wickets.
The India vs Australia T20 series is levelled up by 1-1 and the final match which will be played in Hyderabad will be the series decider. And while India was hoping that the return of Jasprit Bumrah would help the Indian bowling attack, Jassie alone won’t do. Hence the form of leg spinner Yuzi Chahal and fast bowler Harshal Patel will be in the focus.
The positive fact about this bowling attack is that Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah are delivery when ever the skipper asks them to. But the last of perfection by Yuzi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal is definitely a headache for the Indian coaches and captain. And theses bowlers, especially Harshal and Chahal have to overcome their struggles ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The decider match between India and Australia will be played tomorrow, on September 25 at Hyderabad, Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. The match will begin at 7:00 pm and the toss will be held at 6:00 pm.