India T20 WC squad: India vs Australia T20 series: India’s key pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have been included in India’s…
India T20 WC squad: India vs Australia T20 series: India’s key pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have been included in India’s T20 World Cup squad. The team was announced on Monday. Now all eyes will be on the two premier bowlers, who need to get match fit and sharp before T20 World Cup. They just have six T20 matches, three each against Australia and South Africa. The duo has been named in both the home series, which will be led by Rohit Sharma. Follow T20 World Cup live updates with InsideSport.IN
The first match of the India vs Australia series starts on September 20. It is important to note that the duo did not feature in the Asia Cup due to injuries. They were at the NCA for treatment and rehabilitation . If Bumrah had back problems, Harshal’s ribs gave him problems.
The importance of the duo got highlighted even more in the continental competition. The Indian bowlers looked out of sorts at times. And the thought of their availability for the World Cup already started making noise in UAE.
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All eyes on India vs Australia T20 series: With both the players having missed the Asia Cup, it is evident that the players are not on top of their fitness game. In fact, they were only declared fit enough for the World Cup recently after clearing their fitness tests.
How does Bumrah and Harshal strengthen India attack?
- Bumrah is India’s number one bowler in all formats
- Bumrah’s yorkers during the death overs are second to none
- Bumrah contains batters with his brilliant and accurate bowling
- Harshal has proved to be one of India’s best bowler at the death for India, his variations have caught batters on a tough ground
- Harshal’s show in the IPL for two seasons has helped him attain a certain level of confidence, whch puts him in good stead
- Harshal possesses the ability to bowl during the middle overs
It also brings forward lack of matches under their belt. When going for a top competition like the World Cup, one cannot afford to take players with no to less matches under their belt. Hence, it is quite imperative that Jasprit and Harshal should be play all remaining T20 matches. After the Australia T20 series, they also have three games against South Africa in the shorter format.
Handle with caution also: The management will be under a tricky situation when the series comes up. On one hand, they will be eager to see both the players many all six matches to help them get into rhythm. But then, that might be difficult. They are just coming back from injury and fielding them in six matches on a trot in a period of over two weeks might be taxing on their body.
India Squad for AUS T20Is: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.