The Indian team has had a very poor start in the three-match T20 series against Australia. The first match of the series took place on Tuesday (21 September), in which the team lost by 4 wickets due to very poor bowling.
Former Coach Ravi Shastri slams Team India
In the first match of the series played at Mohali ground, the Indian team scored 208 runs while batting first. But the match got out of hand due to poor bowling. Australia won the match and took a 1-0 lead in the series, thanks to Cameron Green’s scintillating innings.
The Indian team dropped three important catches in the match. One of these players of the match was also of Cameron Green. In the bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (52) and Harshal Patel (49) together gave 101 runs in 8 overs. All these things went against the Indian team. For this, former coach Ravi Shastri criticized Team India fiercely. He said that if you look at the team now, there is no talent (best fielder). Ravindra Jadeja is not in the team. There is no X-factor. How will such matches be won?
Shastri said, ‘Fielding as a team is not even close to the top Indian teams of the last 5-6 years. It will have a bad effect in big tournaments. This means that you have to score 15-20 runs more in batting. Because if you look in the field, where is the talent? Ravindra Jadeja is not. Where is the X factor?’ Ravi Shastri said, ‘I was most disappointed today seeing the fielding standard of the team. I mean it was very poor. When it comes to fielding, you need to beat big teams in big tournaments.