IND vs WA-XI Highlights: Indian T20 World Cup Squad: Yuzvinder Chahals place in Indias playing XI for the T20 World Cup is now in clear jeopardy. Ravichandran Ashwin his biggest rival in the team made a statement by taking three wickets in the second practice game. Ashwin bowled out a Western Australia XI in a spell of 3/32 with all the wickets in a single over. While India have lost this match Ashwins performance is now a huge advantage for the Indian team. Sahal has not been at his best in recent times. The leggy did not leak runs frequently in the middle overs and did not take wickets either.
Ashwin didn’t play well in the first three games. He gave up 30 points without a header in his first three over par. Often criticized for his defensive bowling in T20 cricket he dismissed Ashwin Cameron Bancroft Ashton Turner and Sam Fanny on four balls. If he continues to impress in the next two official warm-ups against Australia and New Zealand, he will replace Yuzvendra Chahal against Pakistan on 23 October.
In his final game the 36-year-old beat spinners Sam Fanning and Jason Behrendorff for wickets in just two laps. Ashwins performance was a huge boost for the Rohit Sharma-led team given the chaotic state of Yuzvendra Chahal. Also if India is to perform well in the upcoming 2022 ICC T20 World Cup their spinners will have to run a regular wicket in the middle.
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Western Australia 168/8 after 20 overs.
R Ashwin 3/32
Harshal Patel 2/27
Arshdeep Singh 1/25 (3 overs)
So either Ashwin or Chahal can be included in the final eleven in a possible situation. This means that Chahal will lose his seat and will be replaced by Ashwin. In the second practice match the Indian team won the toss and decided to field first.
Western Australia scored 168 runs in their allotted 20 overs losing eight wickets in the process. Players such as Harshal Patel and Arsdeep Singh also performed well.
All overs were two wickets in four overs and Singh took one wicket in three overs. So it will be interesting to see how the Indian hitters perform in the second innings. In particular in the first practice match against Western Australia the Asian countries won by 13 points.