Rohit Sharma is expected to be fit till the World Cup. In such a situation, it is being speculated that Rohit-Dhawan’s partnership will once again start the innings. KL Rahul may have to bat at number four. Looking at the uncertainties in the Indian middle order, it can be said that it can be a good thing for India.
Middle order problem
There are many problems for India here. The names of Sanju Samson / Manish Pandey / Shreyas Iyer lead the way. Samson could not take advantage of the opportunities in Australia, but his strokesplay certainly raised hopes. Except for one over against Adam Jampa, Iyer did little in the limited-overs series. Talking about Pandey, he did not get much opportunities.
What if Rahul is reduced to batting order?
If the names of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are included in this team, then captain Virat Kohli can have many options. After the loss in the third T20 on Tuesday, Kohli admitted that the Indian team did not bat well in the middle-over. With this, a question also arises whether Rishabh will be able to make a place in the World Cup squad in October next year?
Will Pandya bowling? Jadeja strong
Hardik Pandya has confirmed his place at number six as a strong finisher. But will he be able to throw his quota four overs in the World Cup? If Pandya makes the necessary changes in his action and throws the entire four overs of his quota, then he will become a big weapon. Apart from this, Ravindra Jadeja has no match in domestic conditions. In the current situation, only Jadeja is seen with India as an all-rounder. In such a situation, something can be replaced. Looking at the current batting form, Jadeja can be sent to bat at number five and Pandya at number six.
Teotia is also a contender
Team India has the option of another all-rounder at number seven. Who can give the sixth option of bowling and can also bat aggressively. For this role, the team management has various options like Rahul Teotia, Krunal Pandya, Akshar Patel, Harshal Patel, Vijay Shankar. The problem is that no one can see the name.
All-rounders will make Shardul Thakur!
India could perhaps encourage Shardul Thakur to improve his batting. Thakur batted aggressively in the last T20 against Australia. Team management can send him to batting at number seven. This can also make room for an extra bowler.
Spin bowling question
Yuzvendra Chahal is almost certain to play at home, along with Jadeja will also be in the final 11. If Sunder is also included with this, T20 becomes a powerful attack of spin. On Australian soil, the pair of Swapson and Jampa did better together and kept the Indian batsmen in the middle overs. Sundar however took full advantage of the opportunities. He bowled with 7.08 runs per over. He can also bat. Jadeja, Sundar and Chahal, however, cannot play together until some regular players rest.
Fielding is bad …
India has the best fielders in the world but Australia has yet to see it. India needs to do a lot of work in this area.
Bumrah and Shami or Shardul Thakur will be in the team but T. Natarajan has fully redeemed the opportunities so far. He bowled accurately in Australia. Captain Virat Kohli has also made it clear that Natarajan is a part of Team India’s World Cup plan. But now the question is what will happen to Deepak Chahar?