Ayaz Memon Apr 11, 2019, 04:57 PM IST
India must pay attention to bowling and field placements: Ayaz
Australia defeated India by 146 runs in second Test
Sports desk Australia won the Test series 1-1 with a victory in Perth and the match has been tightened. I believe Australia's balance with it has become overwhelming. The Australian team won by 146 runs in the second Test and this gap will be called a bigger in a low-scoring match. Now the Momentum is now with Australia.
The team selection in Perth was not right
India must be united as a team and Virat Kohli must consider his strategy. Not only in team selection, but also in bowling changes and field placement. There were several reasons for India's defeat in Perth. Loss of toss, Virat's controversial exit and long tail is included. But, the most important team selection is.
According to many critics, the selection of four fast bowlers was a big mistake. But, is it right to say that? If the Indian team had given Jadeja a chance or if Bhuvneshwar Kumar played in place of Umesh, would they have made 147 runs needed to win the match on the helpful pitch for bowling. I suspect this.
One of Leon's best spinners
Nathan Leon's success needs to be seen differently. This off-spinner is at the peak of his career. Now he is considered one of the best bowlers in history. They have achieved success in all kinds of situations and are the most dangerous in the current Australian invasion. I think the main problem of India is batting. It is not too much to blame long tail.
Openers and lower order batsmen fail
Indeed, in Indian batting order, there is a tail on both ends, because Opener is failing badly. The main reason for India's defeat in Perth was the same. Bowlers were in limelight because of the pitch. However, Harris and Finch's centennial partnership were very important in the first innings. Both batsmen are not experienced in Test cricket. This helped the Australian team score 326 runs
Kohli only showed consistency
Leaving Virat Kohli, India's frontline batting is going on. It has become clear from this year's matches that if 340-350 runs are not made on regular basis, it would be almost impossible to win in foreign conditions. Only Kohli has seen continuity in the top order. He has scored 1200 Test runs this year. Pujara has played some innings well but there is no continuity in them. Rahane has done a good show.
The bowlers are performing well and in 11 Tests out of 13 this year, the opposition team has allotted twice. However, the good of the same batsman will not allow the bowlers to win hard work. If the other batsmen did not play well then this series could also end with disappointment for India.