IND vs AUS: 3 Indian Players Whose Career Might End After A Poor Performance In T20 World Cup Warm Up Match

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Getty Images)

IND vs AUS: 3 Indian Players Whose Career Might End After A Poor Performance In T20 World Cup Warm Up Match. India will square off against Australia in the first official ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up match on Monday, October 17. The Men in Blue played two unofficial warm-up games against the Western Australia XI, winning one and losing one.

In the meantime, Australia recently lost a T20 series 2-0 to England with the 3rd T20I washed out due to rain. The India vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up match will start at 9:30 AM (IST). India play archrivals Pakistan in their tournament opener on October 23.

India vs Australia
India vs Australia (Credits: Twitter)

Death over bowling will once again be focused on throughout the game against Australia. India scarcely improved in the final few overs as they allowed Western Australia to score 41 runs in five overs. Harshal Patel also bowled effectively to dismiss death-over hues. Ravichandran Ashwin played brilliantly in the last warm-up game as he grabbed three wickets.  Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will return for the warm-up match against Australia.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image Credits: Twitter

Australia, on the other hand, will be eager to strike with the ball at hand. Against England, bowlers like Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc had a little advantage. Glenn Maxwell is having trouble getting runs and would like to perform well in the warm-up game.

In the first warm-up match against West Australia, Suryakumar Yadav picked up where he left against South Africa at home and scored a blistering knock of 52 runs to help India set a target of 159 runs for Western Australia XI. In return, the hosts were bundled out for 145 runs as Arshdeep Singh scalped 3 wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets each.

India 158 for 6 (Suryakumar 52, Behrendorff 2-26) beat Western Australia XI 145 for 8 (Fanning 59, Arshdeep 3-6, Bhuvneshwar 2-26) by 13 runs

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI

India lost to Western Australia XI in the second warm-up game by 36 runs. The match was important for the Indian team to get accustomed to the Australian playing conditions ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. India had won the first warm-up game by 13 runs. Despite KL Rahul’s 74 off 55 balls, India lost the match by 36 runs. Indians could score 132/8 in 20 overs. Riding on Ravichandran Ashwin’s 3-32, India managed to restrict Western Australia to 168 in 20 overs.

Western Australia XI 168 for 8 (Hobson 64, Short 52, Ashwin 3-32) beat Indians 132 for 8 (Rahul 74, Lance Morris 2-23, Kelly 2-26) by 36 runs

IND vs AUS: 3 Indian Players Whose Career Might End After A Poor Performance In T20 World Cup Warm-Up Match

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. Pic Credits: Twitter

Harshal Patel missed the Asia Cup 2022 due to a rib injury. After his comeback in the T20I series against Australia and South Africa, he has been too expensive. He had also picked too few scalps. In 3 T20Is against Australia, he conceded 99 runs in 8 overs and picked only 1 scalp averaging 99 at an economy rate of 12.38. Against Proteas, he picked 2 scalps in 3 T20Is averaging 60 and conceding runs at an economy rate of 10.

Harshal Patel had missed last year’s 2021 T20 World Cup and fans were disappointed with the selectors and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they did not pick an in-form bowler, who had a record-breaking season in the Indian Premier League (IPL). India had a forgettable outing in the 2021 T20I World Cup in the UAE and failed to reach the semi-finals after losing in group stages to Pakistan and New Zealand.

However, learning from their previous mistake, the selectors selected Harshal Patel for this year’s T20 World Cup which is set to take place in Australia in less than a week’s time. But the build-up to the global event has been disappointing for the 31-year-old.

He had to sit out from a lot of games this year due to injury and when he came back, he failed to reduce the run flow bowling the death overs. A poor performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up game may end his hopes of playing all matches in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022  and result in his premature exit from the T20I setup.

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