India vs Australia 1st T20: India’s poor bowling again in the death overs
Australia defeated India by 4 wickets in the first match of the three-match T20I series. Despite making a huge score of 208 runs, the Indian team lost the match with four balls to spare. We have shortlisted some reasons why Team India could not win despite being in good shape.
Cameron Green top scored with 61 runs. With this win, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series. The next match will be played on 23 September at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
All bowlers flop except Axar Patel
India’s bowling was very poor. Rohit Sharma tried 6 bowlers but except Axar Patel, none of the other bowlers could prove economical. Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 52 runs in 4 overs at an economy of 13.
Umesh Yadav conceded 27 runs in 2 overs at an economy of 13.5. Yuzvendra Chahal spent 42 runs in 3.2 overs at an economy of 12.6. Harshal Patel scored 12.25 and Hardik Pandya scored runs at an economy of 11.
India’s poor bowling again in the death overs
After 16 overs, Australia’s score was 154 for five. The Kangaroo team needed 55 runs off the last 24 balls. But, the Indian bowlers once again looked colorless in the death overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled three wides in the 17th over. He gave a total of 15 runs in this over.
Harshal Patel, who came to the 18th over, gave away 22 runs. Bhuvneshwar again came for the 19th over. Matthew Wade hit 3 fours in this over. A total of 16 runs came from the over. In the last over, Australia needed just two runs to win which they easily made.
Why was Bumrah included in the team when he was injured?
The Indian team kept Jasprit Bumrah out of the playing-11. Bumrah did not play in the Asia Cup due to injury. It was expected that he was fit only then he was included in the squad. But, taking a surprising decision, the Indian think tank decided to give them rest again. It was said that he was injured so did not become part of the team. He will play in the second and third matches.
In such a situation, the question arises that when he had to be kept out, then why was he included in the team? Bumrah is considered a good bowler in the death overs.