IND vs ENG: This change may happen in Team India for the semi-finals, the British panicked after seeing the figures of Yuzvendra Chahal
IND vs ENG: Spin all-rounder Axar Patel’s form still remains a matter of concern. Therefore, instead of Akshar, Yuzvendra Chahal can be given a place in the next match.
New Delhi: Team India is all set to take on England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup on November 10. This important match has increased the headache of Team India. In fact, most of the players in the team have returned to the track after performing poorly in the first few matches. KL Rahul has also found form, while Virat Kohli-Suryakumar Yadav are seen raining runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is at his best while Mohammed Shami has also been a key wicket-taker.
Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Akshar Patel
However, the form of spin all-rounder Axar Patel still remains a matter of concern. Against Zimbabwe, he conceded 40 runs with one wicket. His performance against Pakistan and Bangladesh was also not good. At the same time, against the Netherlands, he took 2 wickets for 18 runs. He has taken only 3 wickets in the last four matches. Whereas in batting, Akshar has been able to score only 9 runs. Now the tension of Team India has increased regarding the big match
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That is why it is being said that Yuzvendra Chahal can be given place in the next match instead of Axar Patel. Chahal has not got a chance in a single match so far. Talking about Yuji’s T20 performance in Australia, he played three matches in 2020 and took 4 wickets. Yuji took 16 wickets in 11 matches played against England between 2017-20. His economy against England is 8.04.
Coach Rahul Dravid gave this statement
Australian pitches have not helped the spinners much so far in the T20 World Cup 2022. Ashwin has taken 6 wickets including a tally of 3/22 against Zimbabwe. However, defending Axar, India head coach Rahul Dravid has said that Axar had “good matches too” and it is the format and nature of the tournament that bowlers can be costly at times. However, Dravid did not rule out Chahal’s inclusion in the line-up. He said that the team is ready for change and the final decision will depend on the pitch. Now it will be interesting to see whether captain Rohit Sharma goes with the playing XI against Zimbabwe or gives Yuji Chahal a chance.
Rishabh Pant can open
On the other hand, talking about the performance of Dinesh Karthik, in the last three matches, he could only score 7,6 and 1 run. Captain Rohit Sharma’s form also remains a matter of concern. However, looking at the left-hander batsman, Rishabh Pant’s place can be retained as in the previous match. Pant, who was included in the team in place of Dinesh Karthik, landed at number five, but was dismissed after scoring 3 runs in 5 balls. It will not be a surprise if Pant comes to open against England.