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Aiming to seal series, India need young bowlers to deliver

Surya Kumar Yadav

In the fourth T20 International against Australia here on Friday. India s young bowling unit—which has been under pressure—will try to improve its death overs performance while capitalizing on Glenn Maxwell’s absence. The way India’s second-string attack failed to contain 40+ runs in the last two overs of the third match. Which the Australians won despite needing to chase a daunting 223 runs, did not reflect well on the side.

India must produce young bowlers.

Prasidh Krishna concede 68 runs in four overs, including 21 in the last over. So there may be a slight adjustment made to the Indian lineup.

Returning to the T20 league, Deepak Chahar’s ability to move the new ball should be taken into account when selecting the starting XI, along with death overs specialist Mukesh Kumar, who is back after a one-match absence.

Because they consistently pitch the ball at the same length, Prasidh and Avesh Khan both lack originality and variety. Due to the nature of India tracks, both bowl in the late 130s or early 140s. But they consistently pitch the ball back of the length, making it a batter’s dream come true.

These bowlers have also been undone by their inability to employ variations such as wide yorkers or conventional Yorkers. Which also hindered their ability to execute slower deliveries accurately.

Shreyas Iyer’s return to form the batting order means that only Tilak Varma appears to be a contender for a benching. While the other five players—Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, captain Suryakumar Yadav, and finisher Rinku Singh—select themselves.

India will also try to take advantage of Maxwell’s absence. Who went on a sort of heist and won the last-ball match in Guwahati to single-handedly get Australia back into the five-match series.

Although Maxwell and other key players like Steve Smith and Adam Zampa aren’t in the starting lineup here. Because they returned home after spending a considerable amount of time in the nation. Where they recently won their sixth World Cup, India will still fancy their chances.

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