As the run to the T20 Men’s Cup in Australia in October to November this year continues, India will be left out of their squad while providing a chance for newcomers to showcase their skills. . Here’s what to watch for when the host is involved:
Newcomers in speed attack
Without Jasosystem Bumrah and Mohammed Shami for this series, India brought in the fast right arm Umran Malik and left-handed people Arshdeep Singh. Among the yet-to-be-known Indian riders who have made a splash in IPL 2022, Malik and Singh have earned their first ever T20I team call-ups.
There is an element of excitement in what the young speed duo has to offer. Malik, 22, has absolute speed, consistently hitting over 150 km/h and was used by Sunrisers Hyderabad as a mid-range enforcer in IPL 2022, picking 19 markers in that period, one thing which the Indian management took note.
(Umran Malik, left, and Arshdeep Singh – Photo: Agency / BCCI / IPL)
On the other end, 23-year-old Singh is not as fast as Malik. But Singh, a left-handed athlete, delivered great death bowling skills to end an inning, as his death economy was 7.58 in IPL 2022, second best in tournament after 7.38 of Bumrah, shows.
Singh and Bumrah also share the title of most bowlers in the tournament – 38. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel on the team, India had a quick pitcher for almost every situation ahead of the series. South Africa.
Dinesh Karthik the finisher
After being recalled to India’s T20I team, veteran bowler Dinesh Karthik described a return to the national team in the shortest form of the game as ‘the most special comeback’.
During IPL 2022, Karthik captured the attention of fans and national selection as a specialist finisher for Royal Challengers Bangalore, making 242 runs with a 220 attack speed in the dead end. .
(Dinesh Karthik excelled in the RCB finish at IPL 2022 – Photo: PTI / BCCI / IPL)
But how does he fit into game 11? Since India was knocked out of the Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE last year, they have used Venkatesh Iyer (six times) and Ravindra Jadeja & Rishabh Pant (four times) the most in their quest to complete the T20I.
With the return of Hardik Pandya in India’s scheme at the back of the comprehensive program and the captain of the Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 trophy, the national consulting team had a lot of headaches as to who would come the finish line. their ideals in the run to the T20 World Cup. If Karthik gets a fair game against South Africa, it will be his main opportunity to show off his team’s finishing skills and take the lead in the race for the finish line.
It’s time for Southpaws to move on
In last year’s T20 World Cup, India’s top 4 include right-hand man Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav, made the life of a Shaheen Shah Afridi simpler by tearing them down. In their next must-win game against New Zealand, India reshuffled their top order, leaving Ishan Kishan open alongside Rahul, a move that backfired, as the batting never went. counter a tight New Zealand bowling attack.
(Ishan Kishan – Photo by Pankaj Nangia / Getty Images)
Although India managed to get Kishan open against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, the leftist’s return in IPL 2022 (418 runs with an average of 32.15) is far from his fluency. when the mid-tournament slump hit him.
Venkatesh Iyer suffered from second season syndrome, running only 182 runs with an average of just 16.55. Rishabh Pant didn’t hit anything but fifty when it came to 340 runs with an average of 30.91.
In a batting sequence where Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas and Deepak Hooda had pretty good IPL 2022 seasons with batman, India will be hoping that male players find their groove and deliver against Nam Fly.