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“Do not Have Wicket-Taking Bowlers”: Sunil Gavaskar’s Scathing Criticism After India’s Loss To South Africa in 2nd T20I | Cricket Information

A few days after failing to defend a giant complete of 211 in opposition to South Africa within the first T20I, the Indian bowlers couldn’t give you something particular within the second T20I in Cuttack on Sunday. They didn’t defend a complete of 148 as India slumped to their second straight loss to path 0-2 within the five-match collection. Aside from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who returned with figures 4-0-13-4, different Indian bowlers couldn’t take common wickets. Senior gamers like Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel had been pricey too.

The Indian bowling efficiency didn’t impress former India captain Sunil Gavaskar in any respect.

“The foremost downside is the truth that they do not have wicket-taking bowlers on this squad other than Bhuvneshwar Kumar. So, you’re taking wickets and then you definitely get the opposition underneath strain. So, in each the matches, did anyone appear to be getting a wicket other than Bhuvneshwar Kumar? He was getting the ball to maneuver. That’s the situation which is the rationale why a complete of 211 was one thing that they may not defend,” Sunil Gavaskar mentioned on Star Sports activities after the match.

Within the match, Comeback man Heinrich Klaasen adopted Rassie Van der Dussen’s swimsuit in turning out to be an unlikely hero with a career-best 81 as South Africa as soon as once more outwitted India by 4 wickets on Sunday.

On a two-paced monitor the place a lot of the batters struggled, Klaasen made it look ridiculously simple as he smashed seven fours and 5 towering sixes in his 46-ball knock to hep his staff knock off a goal of 149 with 10 balls to spare.

The wicketkeeper-batter, who was included into the facet as a compelled change for injured Quinton de Kock, accomplished his fourth T20I fifty in 32 balls earlier than he smashed three sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal to nearly seal the chase.

Trying to end it off with a six, he fell sufferer to Harshal Patel and within the very subsequent over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Wayne Parnell to complete with an excellent 4-0-13-4.

Nevertheless it was not sufficient as they only wanted three runs from the final two overs and the in-form David Miller (20 not out) accomplished the win to provide the Proteas a commanding 2-0 lead going into the Vizag T20I on June 14.

The guests search their first ever bilateral T20 collection win in India.


Making a comeback after greater than seven months, Klaasen by no means took his foot off the pedal and acquired his staff out of the woods after Bhuvneshwar pegged them again to 29/3 contained in the powerplay overs.

Klaasen first shared a match-turning 64 run partnership from 41 balls with skipper Temba Bavuma (35) earlier than in-form David Miller joined him within the center.

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