3 Indian players who flopped in the 2nd ODI v Australia
Riding a spectacular spell from Mitchell Stark, Australia leveled the series by 10 wickets ahead of Team India in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam on Sunday 19 March.
There were few notable performances of Men in Blue. Virat Kohli and Axar Patel were the only batsmen to exceed 25 runs, the latter being the only bowler whose economy rate he was below 9.5. Several home players put in dismal performances.
Meet the three Indian players who flopped in the second ODI against Australia.
#3 Rohit Sharma
The captain must take some responsibility for such a shambolic performance.Rohit Sharma took over the reins of the second ODI after missing the first ODI, but he was one of the top orders. He oversaw a terrible defeat that began with a failure.
Mitchell Stark was always looking to set up the Indian captain with a mix of inswingers and outswingers, with Rohit surviving 15 balls for second most among the top six, but ending up well outside. Chasing 1 ball on , and stole the nick.
Just in front of the ball, the opener was left alone with the ball angled towards him. Rohit’s Sacking Puts Men In Blue In An Annoying Place And Exposed Suryakumar Yadav To the rampaging Stark.
#2 Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill established himself in India’s ODI side, but his dismissal in the series did not befit the batsman of his abilities.
Gil is almost equally dismissed by Stark in two ODIs, spooning the catch Marnus Labuchagne At the back point after chasing full wide without moving your feet. The opener couldn’t get close to the ball and hit a very upward drive.
The fact that Gill was thus out at Visakhapatnam was made worse as it was the first over fully aware of the threat posed by the Australian left-arm pacer. Youngsters will have to step up and survive the spell of the new ball before attempting a loose shot at the decider.
#1 Hardik Pandia
Hardik Pandya ceded the captaincy to Rohit when the regular Indian skipper returned, and he too seemed to have lost his golden touch. did not.
Hardik joined the bat with a score of 48/4 and had to play sensible cricket. But he usually doesn’t want to go out in the middle when the ball is moving around. A right-hander inadvertently goes outside. He fishes off and misses the ball wide on the first slip. Steve Smith It covered the ground with a great dive and made a one-handed impact.
Men in Blue fell to 49/5 on power play as Hardik failed to sustain more than three balls. He had a chance to redeem himself slightly with the ball, but his only over was 18 runs. Mitchell Marsh I crushed him with three huge sixes.
It was a disappointing result for the star all-rounder.
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