Indian cricket team has emerged victorious in yet another bilateral series, building up to the T20 World Cup in Australia. However, that doesn’t discount the issues they are having in the bowling departments.
With their ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the marquee tournament with yet another injury, they are left with huge holes in their bowling lineup.
This weakness of theirs emerged yet again in the final T20I against South Africa. Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel and spin duo of Ashwin and Axar were smoked all over the ground.
They conceded a total of 227 as Rossouw reached his maiden T20I century in just 48 deliveries.
India lost the game by a margin of 49 runs. It was one of the biggest loss on home soil in T20Is, in terms of run’s margin.
Watch Video: Rohit Sharma makes remark on Suryakumar Yadav’s form
However, in all of this Indian cricket team has a silver lining going into the World Cup, in the form of Suryakumar Yadav.
He has been in scintillating form this cricketing season. Specially in the shortest format of the sport, where he became the fastest player to score 1000 runs in a season.
Suryakumar was also named as the player of this series. And despite all the issues in bowling captain Rohit Sharma is happy with SKY.
When asked of the form that Suryakumar Yadav is in Rohit said sarcastically, “Speaking about the concerns, Surya’s form is a bit of a concern (starts laughing).”
To this Murali Karthik the presenter said that it should be the least of concerns.
Indian team’s bowling concern
Then Rohit addressed the concern with bowling, “… honestly speaking, we have to look at our bowling, what more options could we find in the powerplay, in the middle-overs, and in the death as well…”
He added that although India was playing against the best T20I teams in the world, they will have to go back to the drawing board and see what can be done.
India’s struggle with the death bowling has been highlighted on several occasions. It all began in the Asia Cup when they were not able to defend 180+ scores against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
They will have to come up with something better if they are to win the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.