3 weaklings in India’s T20I squad Bangladesh can look to exploit
The Tigers have a lot of homework to do before they take on the Men in Blue in the latter's backyard.
Updated - Oct 24, 2019 7:16 pm
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has accepted the demands put forth by the national team. It means that the tour of India will take place. Following the chaos, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the T20I and Test squad on Thursday.
The fixtures start with the shortest format with the opening encounter at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, November 3. It goes without saying that the Tigers will be busy doing their homework to take down the Men in Blue in the latter’s den.
India won’t be having few of their key players for the series, including Virat Kohli. It gives Bangladesh an opportunity to get under their skins. India have lost a few T20Is in 2019 versus New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and it shows that they aren’t invincible at home.
In the article, let’s take a look at three weaklings in India’s squad Bangladesh can look to dominate in the T20Is
KL Rahul’s performance in the IPL and the Indian domestic circuit has kept him in the radar of the national selectors. Of late, he amassed 546 runs for Karnataka in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and seems to be in good form. But when it comes to international cricket, the 26-year-old has found the going a tad tough at the highest level.
The right-hander hasn’t played a whole lot of T20Is either in 2019. But in Virat Kohli’s absence, chances are that Rahul will be a part of the eleven to start with. Here’s where Bangladesh can cash in and make Rahul work hard for his runs instead of giving away freebies.
The visitors’ bowlers should avoid giving him easy singles early on as that would ease his nerves. Rather, they should force him to play the risky aerial shots that can lead to his downfall.