Ind vs SA – 3rd T20I

Ind vs SA - 3rd T20I

Al Shami last played in T20I during last year’s T20 World Cup in the UAE, and his chance of getting match time before this year’s tournament faded when Tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the three-match series against Australia last month. He missed both that series and the three T20Is against South Africa that followed, and he is currently in Bengaluru, where his fitness is being assessed at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

“As for who the substitute is, we’ll take a look, we’ll see, we have until October 15th,” Dravid said on Tuesday evening, at a press conference after the third T20I against South Africa in Indore. . “Al-Shamy is clearly a standby guy, but unfortunately for us, he wasn’t able to play this series, which would have been perfect from that perspective.

“He’s in the NCA right now – we’ll have to get reports on how he’s recovering, what his condition is 14-15 days after Covid, and we’ll make a call, once we get reports of how he’s feeling, then we can answer a call and the selectors can make a call about how to proceed. step forward in it.”

“We have to get someone who has experience, who plays in Australia and sees what he has to offer.”

Rohit on replacing a pomra

Meanwhile, Rohit suggested in the post-match presentation that India would look for a footballer with experience in Australian conditions.

“We have to get someone who has experience, who is playing in Australia, and see what he has to offer,” Rohit said. “I don’t know who this guy is yet. There are a few guys on the account for that, but we’ll be making that call once we get to Australia.”

Shammy was part of multiple tours in Australia, and featured in two Test Series wins as well as the ODI World Cup where he was among the Big wicket takers.

However, he has only played one T20I in the country, although this is unlikely to count against him in a direct penalty shootout with Chahar, who has played only three T20Is in Australia and had no international matches in the other formats.

Shami outperforms the other contenders in other ways as well. Real speed is the quality that Team India lacks in the absence of Bhumara – Bhoveneshwar Kumar, Archdeep Singh and Harshal Patel have different individual strengths, but almost all three can be categorized as intermediate speed bowlers. Chahar is a bowler player similar to Poveneshwar, a bowler swing player whose biggest strength works in powerplay.

Shammy’s biggest influence has been on recent IPL seasons in powerplay; He was the joint-leading wicket holder at this point during the 2022 season, with 11 wickets averaging 24.09 to go along with an economic average of 6.62. But with his extra speed and ability to hit the deck hard, he scores on Chahar in other stages.

Shahhar’s only significant advantage over Shami – apart from playing the T20Is over recent months – is with the bat. Show this in Tuesday nightcontributed 31 of 17 balls in a racy low rank Indian performance which also included headlines from Harshal and Umesh Yadav.

With no real substitute for proverbs and proverbs available to Bumrah – a true operator of all conditions, for all stages – there is a chance that India can choose a bowler who adds to the depth of the batting, allowing them to try to make up for what they lose with the ball by doubling down on their aggressive batting style that They have adopted it in recent months.

In a pitchside interview with star sports After the Indore T20I, Dravid noted the role played by India’s batting depth of becoming a more aggressive side with the bats.

“We made a decision after the last T20 World Cup, we sat with the group, we sat with Rohit, and we made a conscious effort to try to be more positive,” said Dravid. “We think we have the quality of the racket that allows us to be positive and play more aggressively.

“It also means that we then have to structure our teams a little bit around the fact that we have to try to get more depth into the batting as well.”

He also had words of praise for displaying the lowest rank bats in Indore, even though India ultimately failed to meet their target of 228.

“I was really happy with the fact that we kept hitting really hard, and we stayed positive – even at the bottom of the standings, just to see the way Harshall and Deepak, those guys too, hit some shots for us,” Dravid said. “Really good signs knowing we have people down the bottom who can hit those punches, if we need them, in some other games.”

Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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