Apart from taking 3 wickets, Pandya also scored 40 runs.
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Sydney. Indian players are busy preparing for the match against Netherlands. Prior to this match of the T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup 2022), the support staff stressed on the lack of footwork against KL Rahul’s fast bowling attack during the net session. At the same time, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who performed brilliantly with the ball and bat against Pakistan, was rested to recover from fatigue. The Indian team has to play this match on 27 October. In such a situation, the team can give rest to Pandya in this match before the important matches of the tournament. There is an option to try Deepak Hooda in his place, who can bat in any order besides bowling off-spin.
In the practice session, except R Ashwin, all the bowlers who played against Pakistan were rested. Pandya also batted for a long time against Pakistan after bowling 4 overs at a speed of around 140 kmph. The grounds in Australia are huge. In such a situation, the batsmen have to run and score a lot of runs. During the Indian innings, Pandya was also seen struggling with a muscle strain. During the net session, when Pandya was asked if he had a severe muscle strain, he said, ‘No, I don’t think so. This could be because I have never run for so many runs in T20 before.
Question on Rahul’s performance
India may have defeated Pakistan in a thrilling match, but Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda sweated profusely in 2 hours of the net session at Sydney Cricket Ground. The biggest complaint about Rahul is that he is not able to contribute to the team with the bat in big matches. He failed to score runs in 3 matches out of the last 4 against Pakistan. Rahul, who was in a great rhythm during the bilateral series against Australia and South Africa, looked under pressure in this match.
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During the practice, Rahul was practiced on the balls outside the off-stump. During Rahul’s batting practice, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Harshal Patel were continuously asked to bowl outside the off-stump. He did not look very comfortable during this time and again and again the front part of his bat was turning towards the body. He was bowled by fast bowler Naseem Shah in the match against Pakistan.
Tags: Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Netherlands, Rishabh Pant, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 25, 2022, 13:58 IST