Harbhajan Singh, a former off-spinner for India, stated on Sunday that while Rohit Sharma has struggled with consistency in Australia, he is optimistic that the captain will show up in Adelaide for the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal against England.
In the T20 World Cup 2022, Rohit Sharma has only amassed 89 runs at an average of 17. The India skipper hasn’t appeared out of shape, but his choice to advance quickly has backfired on him. Additionally, the captain is under pressure to maximize the powerplay because KL Rahul isn’t playing hard up top and there isn’t a rotation of strikers.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav’s consistency has allowed India to compile competitive totals and hit competitive targets. Rahul, who was under a lot of strain early in the competition, too appears to be regaining his form after posting two consecutive fifty-scores in the Super 12 stages.
“There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma is underperforming at the bat. Suryakumar Yadav is blazing brightly in the night sky over Australia, which is a good sign for India. Yadav’s batting on challenging pitches demonstrates his talent, and I hope he continues to do so.”
“Virat Kohli is no longer leading the batting order. Other guys in the order have been scoring runs, including KL Rahul. While Rohit may not have hit many big runs up to this point, one can only hope that he can make up for it in the next two games,” Harbhajan Singh spoke to Aajtak after India’s victory against Zimbabwe.
“England hasn’t been at its best so far in the World Cup”: Harbhajan Singh
Due to England’s subpar performance thus far in the World Cup, Harbhajan Singh also predicted that India would enter the second semi-final as the favourite.
Notably, England outlasted New Zealand and Australia for the top two spots in Group 1 before advancing to the semifinals on a better Net Run Rate.
“This is not the same England that taught the world how to play the modern game. This is an off-colour England, but India on the other hand is in form. The batters are in form, the bowlers are in form and they have a lot of variety in it as well,” Harbhajan Singh added.
On November 10, the day after Pakistan’s match against New Zealand in Sydney, India will play England in the second semifinal in Adelaide.