Ravi Shastri Slams India’s Fielding In First T20I Loss To Australia. India vs. Australia: India struggled in the field in the opening T20I against Australia, dropping three catches as the visitors chased down 209 to win.
India got off to a shaky start in the T20I series against Australia. Failing to defend their 208-run total in the opening match on Tuesday in Mohali. Aside from some mediocre bowling, India was found wanting in the field, with Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Harshal Patel all squandering chances. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri, who is now back in the commentary box. Criticized India’s efforts on the field, claiming they lacked “brilliance” in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, who is injured.
India struggled in the field in the opening T20I against Australia
“There is youth and experience on all of the great Indian teams over the years. I believe the (bad) fielding is because to a lack of youth. “While Australia was moving away to win, Shastri commented on the air.
“If you look at the fielding sides over the previous five to six years, I believe this team is no match for any of them in terms of fielding. And this can have a negative impact in large events “Shastri took note.
“It means that as a batting side, you have to get those 15-20 runs game in and game out,” he stated.
“Where do you see brilliance if you glance around the field? Jadeja does not exist. Where can I find brilliance? Where has the X-factor gone?” He stated.
India finished with a total of 208/6, thanks to half-centuries from Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, as well as a brilliant innings from Suryakumar Yadav.
Despite Axar Patel’s superb four-over statistics of 3/17, Australia knocked down the mark in 19.2 overs, with Cameron Green slamming 61 off 30 deliveries and Matthew Wad scoring an unbeaten 45 off 21.