3 Indian players from INDvBAN T20I series who might be axed for West Indies T20I series
Though the Men in Blue won the series, there are a lot of issues to ponder upon.
Updated - Nov 11, 2019 1:14 pm
The score-line of the T20I series versus Bangladesh would show 2-1 in favour of India. However, the hosts, led by Rohit Sharma, can’t deny that Mahmudullah’s men got a stranglehold on them on quite a few occasions. In the third T20I at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur, the Men in Blue could easily have lost the series if Deepak Chahar and Shivam Dube didn’t produce the wickets at crucial junctures.
There were moments where the Tigers had the upper hand. Nonetheless, it’s still a series win for Team India and there were a number of positives to eke out. Amidst the triumph, concerns remain with a few of their players.
India’s next series is versus the West Indies at home, starting December 6 and the axe might come down on some of the players, who didn’t quite live up to expectations in the Bangladesh series.
In the article, let’s take a look at 3 Indians from the Bangladesh games who might not feature in the West Indies T20I series
In the pace bowling department, even as Deepak Chahar came out firing on all cylinders, his fast bowling partner Khaleel Ahmed had a tough time. The latter picked up only a couple of wickets in the series, but the concerning factor was his propensity to leak runs at an alarming rate.
The 21-year-old from Tonk, Rajasthan, ended with an economy rate of 9 at a bowling average of 54. Be it the powerplay or the death overs, the Tigers’ batsmen pounced on his loose deliveries with sheer disdain.
In the opening T20I, Mushfiqur Rahim hit him for four boundaries on the trot and in Rajkot, Khaleel started with three consecutive fours. The young Turk was all over the place and paid the price. Economy has always been an issue for Khaleel as it is 8.82 in T20Is since his debut in 2018.