Preview: India vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
Ahmedabad: India can got to quickly plug their batting shortcomings and decide the proper team composition after they get in the second and last Twenty20 cricket international against arch rivals Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Fri, hoping to level the 2 match series 1-1.
India suffered a five-wicket drubbing within the series opener in city when a middle-order collapse, that saw the hosts struggle to one hundred thirty for 9 when being ninety for 2 at one stage.
The hosts urgently ought to win the second game to level the series and also the pressure are on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men to deliver the products once it matters the foremost.
Apart from Gautam Gambhir (43) and Ajinkya Rahane (42), all the opposite batsmen didn’t apply themselves once confronted against a robust bowling attack spearheaded by the skilled Umar Gul.
In fact, all arounder Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were the sole ones aside from the openers to own reached the double figures.
India would want the likes of Virat Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj and Rohit Sharma to regroup and fireplace in unison against the normal rivals WHO are equally determined to clinch the T20 series.
The bowling conjointly remains a persistent headache for the Indians.
Except for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, WHO finished with spectacular figures of 3 for 9 in his debut game, none of the opposite bowlers may bother the Pakistani batsmen.
Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja all struggled to induce wickets or perhaps check the flow of runs.
The decision to go away out Ravichandran Ashwin within the last match was seen as a move that worked in Pakistan’s favour and Dhoni may well be tempted to play him within the must-win tie.
The Indians had opted to travel in with 3 specialist seamers within the last match and it’ll be attention-grabbing to envision whether or not they get in with identical strategy or embody a spinner.
Dhoni’s call to travel in with Jadeja before Ashwin conjointly John Drew criticism.
“Ashwin wasn’t there during this team. thus our arrange was that if we have a tendency to play out the new ball, then their spinners don’t seem to be world class; i do know Yuvraj is in nice type, however after you haven’t got a world category spinner then we are able to dominate,” Islamic Republic of Pakistan skipper Mahomet Hafeez had aforementioned.
Besides, infinite probabilities given to Sharma has conjointly been the point and also the Indian think-tank might have plenty of labor to try and do before they accept the enjoying XI for tomorrow’s match.
It will be attention-grabbing to envision if an opportunity is given to Ambati Rayudu, considering his past performances during this format of the sport.
Pakistan, on the opposite hand, lived up to their name of a robust bowling unit with 3 specialist pacers Gul, Sohail Tanvir and lanky debutant Mahound Irfan wrecking disturbance on a pace-friendly Chinnaswamy track.
They would look to hold on the momentum tomorrow conjointly tho’ the Sardar Patel track might not provide them abundant help.
The visitors’ batting, however, has been a explanation for concern for them with openers Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad troubled to supply a platform throughout their run chase at city.
Even the reliable Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi didn’t get huge scores.
Hafeez and Shoaib leader were the grace and Islamic Republic of Pakistan would hope that they continue with their exploits beside the others placing type.
Captain Dhoni had everlasting the failure of the middle-order batsmen to capitalise on the great begin because the reason for his team’s defeat within the 1st match.
“The batsmen got out attempting to play huge shots. we have a tendency to may have simply scored two hundred if we have a tendency to had applied ourselves,” Dhoni had aforementioned.
It remains to be seen whether or not the batsmen place up a much better show currently and not select wreckless shots in a very bid to accelerate the pace of evaluation.
Dhoni himself are below intense pressure together with his post returning below the scanner within the aftermath of the recent check debacle against European country
He has continuously been thought to be a much better captain within the shorter formats of the sport, however the recent defeats in T20 matches has definitely damaged his name.
The defeats have come back reception, wherever the team is enjoying in acquainted conditions, and Dhoni features a robust task in lifting the morale of the team.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Ashoke Dinda,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Parvinder Awana.
Pakistan: Mahomet Hafeez (Capt), Nasir Jamshaid, Kamran Akmal, Umer Akmal, Umer Amin, Shoaib leader, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Mahomet Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanveer, Umer Gul, Asad Ali, Zulfiqar Baber, Ahmad Shahzad.