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Nov 25, 2023

Indian bowlers under pressure to deliver against Australia in 2nd T20I


Indian bowling unit seeks redemption

The young Indian bowling unit will have to push behind the timid show in the series opener and find its flow against a forceful Australian batting line-up in the second T20 on Sunday.

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Challenges against Australian batting

The pitch and conditions at the Greenfield International Stadium will not be massively different, and that makes it imperative for the Indian bowlers to fire collectively.

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Tough outing for bowlers

In the opening encounter, pacers Arshdeep Singh and Prasidh Krishna went for 10.25 and 12.50 runs per over while leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi were carted around for 13.50 runs per over.

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Mukesh shone in 1st T20I

It's not an impossible task either as Mukesh Kumar showed. The pace bowler mixed up his deliveries well – the yorkers, bouncers, wide deliveries around off-stump and so on – to contain the Aussie batters.

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Indian bowlers' sorry show

In their defence, one can say that many of them were playing top-level cricket after a gap, but such is the nature of schedule these days the players need to put their best foot forward in the first available opportunity.

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Surya's match-winning knock

However, India will have not much to complain about in the batting department as skipper Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rinku Singh and Yashasvi Jaiswal displayed fine touch against the Aussie bowlers, though a bit second string.

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​Ishan was a bit slow to start

Suryakumar, Rinku and Jaiswal met the quick-scoring demands of a high chase effortlessly, though Kishan took a few overs to settle down before hitting the overdrive.

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Australia's positives from 1st T20I

Inglis' hundred, his first in top-flight cricket across formats, while coming in as an opener might have given them a breathing space on the road that leads to the T20 World Cup.

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Australian bowlers' performance

Like their Indian counterparts, the Aussie bowlers, except Jason Behrendorff, also could not apply the squeeze on the rampaging Suryakumar and company.

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Possible changes in Aus line-up

They will also be looking for a markedly improved outing in bowling department and as part of that the Aussies might just give a go to leg-spinner Adam Zampa in place of Tanvir Sangha.

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