Everything seemed to be going well for the Indian batsmen in this series until Jason Behrendorff’s devastating spell happened in second T20I in Guwahati. The angle that the left-arm pacer generated caught the Indian top-order offguard.
After successfully tackling right-arm pacers like Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson in the ODIs, the Indian batsmen found the pace and swing of the tall Behrendorff too hot to handle.
With the series on the line, India need to buck up in some areas and the team management may well have realised that. In the five T20Is India played in 2017 before this series, they won three games with at least one among the top three scoring a half-century.
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar was impressive upfront, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal went for a few runs. But they all have been consistent in the limitedovers format in