India had a very close defeat against Aussies in the first T20 match. Team India has to play the second match against Australia today and it is expected that some important changes can be made in Team India for this match. Some Indian batsmen did not perform well in the first match and due to poor death bowling of Umesh Yadav the team had to face defeat. In such a situation, there is hope that Virat can make changes in the team to draw the series.
Lokesh Rahul or Shikhar Dhawan who will open with Rohit
In the last few matches, Lokesh Rahul, who was in a poor form, made the most of given opportunity to open with Rohit in the first match. Rahul played a 50-run innings for 36 balls. Dhawan was rested in this match but now, in this important match, we have to see who among Rahul and Dhawan Virat will choose. Middle-order batsman Rishabh Pant did not perform well in the last match, but perhaps the captain will have faith in him and he can get a chance in the last eleven.
Did Dinesh Karthik lose his touch?
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik did extremely poorly in the last match when he had the chance. In the last several innings of Kartik in T20 cricket, his performances have been below par. Now, in this crucial match, it has to be seen whether he gets the chance in the last eleven or not. Anyway, if he is a part of the T20 team then it will be his last chance to prove himself before the World Cup.
Dhoni’s slow batting a big disappointment
Dhoni had done spectacular performances in Australia and New Zealand but his poor performance in Visakhapatnam greatly disappointed the fans. Dhoni batted very slow in the first match and scored an unbeaten 29 in 37 balls. His batting was especially disappointed in the last over. Now, in the second and last match, everyone will be looking at his performance against the Aussie team.
Bowling woes for Virat
Umesh Yadav, the fast bowler for the Indian team, has bowled poorly. In the last over, the visitors had to score 14 runs to win and they did thanks to some poor choice of deliveries. It is uncertain if he will get a chance in the final eleven after such poor showing. Some speculat, fast bowler Siddharth Kaul can be given a place in the last eleven. India has an option and that instead of Umesh, allrounder Vijay Shankar should be included in the team so that the team will benefit both in both batting and bowling.
Spinner Mayank Markandey, who made his international T20 debut in the previous match, gave 31 runs in four overs and he did not get any wicket. Despite this, the captain’s faith has remained on him. Virat had praised his bowling, and it’s looking likely that he remains in the last eleven.