India’s tour of Australia did not start well as they lost two ODIs in Sydney. The 51-run defeat on Sunday gave the Australian team an unassailable 2-0 lead, exposing the flaws of the Indian bowling attack, which has been steadily failing on overseas soil.
This was the third consecutive ODI where the opposition started 100 runs against the Indian bowling attack. Former Indian opener Akash Chopra has said that the inability of bowlers to take wickets in the beginning is a big concern for the Indian team due to lack of all-rounders in the lineup.
If we look at Indian bowling, it is clear that we are unable to take wickets with the new ball. What time is it? In the last three consecutive ODIs, India have shared a top-100 partnership between the two openers, ”Chopra said in his latest YouTube video.
He said, “If you don’t take a wicket with a new ball, then one wicket doesn’t fall in the first 20 overs, then the one you bowl doesn’t matter.”
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Chopra also talked about Hardik Pandya, who bowled after a gap of one year, bowled in the second ODI and bowled cleanly to Steve Smith. However, he said that if the strike bowler is not between the wickets, then an extra bowler is not going to help.
He said, ‘Though we saw Hardik Pandya bowling, it was too late by then. He also took a wicket, dismissing Steve Smith. If your top bowlers do not take wickets, what will the 6th, 7th or 8th option do, ”said Chopra.
“So, this is a problem that is compounded by the lack of an all-rounder, but first of all, how many of them do we have? And even if they are available, where will you play them? If you’re on top of the wicket. If you don’t, then it’s not going to help in the middle, no matter how many all-rounders you play, “he said.
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After losing two matches and the series against Australia, India will return to Canberra on December 2 in the third and final ODI against Australia.
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