BATS­MEN’S WOES

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Fifau17worldcup -

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

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