“Existed For Few Years Now”: Sunil Gavaskar Highlights India’s “Drawback”

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Staff India didn’t get off to a perfect begin within the ongoing three-match T20I collection towards Australia because the hosts didn’t defend 208 runs in Mohali, and the bowlers weren’t in a position to put up a spirited preventing show. Solely Axar Patel managed to take wickets together with being economical. Within the first T20I, Jasprit Bumrah didn’t function within the taking part in XI and it must be seen whether or not he comes again instantly for the must-win second T20I.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that not with the ability to defend totals with out Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s drawback for lengthy interval now, and the administration must do some course correction.

“That is India’s weak point. This is not a brand new drawback. It has existed for a couple of years now that when they’re defending, they discover it troublesome with out Jasprit Bumrah. When Bumrah is there, the rating may be defended however with out him, they offer away even 200-plus totals. Having stated that, we have to take a look at the answer for it. Else, going ahead, it could damage them,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak after the first T20I between India and Australia.

When requested about his tackle Jasprit Bumrah, Gavaskar stated: “About his (Bumrah’s) health, I really feel that since he’s such an vital member of the group, the group administration needs him to be solely match and solely then he be picked in India’s XI. Possibly he’ll play in Nagpur.”


“However right here is the factor. When the Indian group is chasing a goal, they win matches. But it surely’s the other the opposite means round. The bowling that’s wanted between overs 16 and 20, they nonetheless do not have it. That is the explanation that group is ending up on the shedding aspect,” he added.

India and Australia will sq. off within the second T20I on Friday in Nagpur.

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