The Indian team’s debut on the Australia tour has not been good. The team has lost both the first matches of the ODI series. Indian bowling appeared to be poor in both matches. 374 runs were scored in the first match and 389 in the second.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has targeted the lack of consistency in the bowlers’ performance in Australia. Pathan, however, believes that these bowlers of Team India have performed well in the past.
India’s star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was not seen in color at all. Although he was in excellent form in the IPL, Bumrah is having a lot of trouble with his line and length on Kangaroo Earth. Bumrah has taken just two wickets in two matches and both times he has given more than 70 runs. Mohammad Shami and young Navdeep Saini have also proved to be expensive. Not only the fast bowlers but the spinners also looked ineffective in both the matches on the Sydney ground. The pairing of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja proved ineffective only adds to Kohli’s concern.
Indian bowlers have spent a lot of time in the nets but they have not yet been able to get the right line and length in the match.
Kuldeep Yadav and young T. Natarajan are also part of the team, and it is possible that they get a chance in the last ODI on Wednesday.
Pathan, however, is not happy about the bowlers’ performance this time. He said that India’s bowlers are very high-level and they have performed brilliantly in the past. With this, this former all-rounder believes that this time the lack of consistency in the bowlers’ performance has caused a lot of damage to the team.
Pathan tweeted, “There is no question on the quality of the bowlers but consistency is a big question.” The real challenge in Australia is to get the right length. And that too soon which did not happen. ‘
The Indian team is struggling in bowling matches. The team has only five bowlers. Hardik Pandya is playing as a batsman only. Although he also bowled four overs in the second match of the series in Sydney, but the team still does not have the right combination.