“Harshal Is A worry If…”: Ex-India Cricketer Makes Big Pacer Prediction

“Harshal Is A worry If…”: Ex-India Cricketer Makes Big Pacer Prediction. Harshal Patel, who returned to competitive cricket in the first T20I against Australia, let up 49 runs in four overs.

On Tuesday, Team India suffered a four-wicket defeat to Australia in the opening T20I of the three-match series at Mohali. Despite setting a lofty goal of 209, the Rohit Sharma-led team absolutely flopped with the ball, conceding 150 runs in 12 overs to pacers Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, and Hardik Pandya. Among all the pacers, Harshal, whos making his return to the squad after being rule out due to injury. Completely disappoint the spectators, giving away 49 runs in his period.

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Manjrekar Makes Prediction on Harshal Patel

Ex-India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar Prediction, is skeptical that the bowler would be effective on Australia’s flat and bouncy wickets during the T20 World Cup, which takes place in October-November.

“Harshal is someone we’ve known for a long time. We’ve also seen him in the IPL. He’s the type of player who rebels when the surface is dry and his slower ball becomes really sluggish and tough to play. ” Manjrekar spoke to Sports18.

“His slower balls were traveling at roughly 120kmph the last time I saw him. So it’s not a significant slowdown. Harshal is a concern if the pitch is flat, bouncy, and fast. That is what you will find in Australia. So that’s something that India will keep in mind, Harshal’s abilities in Australia “Manjrekar continued.

Harshal blasted earlier this year on Ireland’s flat ground, when he allowed 54 runs in four overs. Despite these reasons, Harshal has been picked to the T20 World Cup squad, which will travel to Australia in October.

In the first T20I, Hardik’s second T20I half-century aided India’s batting first total of 208/6. KL Rahul (55 off 35) and Suryakumar Yadav (46 off 25) had earlier set the tone for India.

However, it was insufficient as Australia surpassed the mark with four deliveries remaining.

The visitors took a 1-0 series lead because to Cameron Green’s 61 off 30 deliveries at the top of the order and Matthew Wade’s unbeaten 45 off 21 at No.7.

Axar Patel excel with the ball, capturing three wickets for 17 runs in four overs, while the rest of the Indian bowlers were hammered by the Australian batsmen.

The second T20I encounter between the two sides will be played on Friday in Nagpur.

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