After India‘s group-stage exit from the continued T20 World Cup within the UAE, former batter VVS Laxman reckons the facet ought to quickly begin preparations for subsequent yr’s occasion, to be held in Australia.
VVS Laxman highlighted that an necessary concern which the administration – underneath new coach Rahul Dravid and new T20I captain – must deal with is the dearth of bowling choices within the eleven.
With Hardik Pandya not match to provide 3-4 overs repeatedly, India have been missing on the sixth or seventh bowling different. VVS Laxman asserted that the administration ought to discover batsmen who can supply help to the primary bowlers.
“The opposite necessary side is to determine batsmen who can bowl as a result of we’ve seen that if in case you have the sixth or seventh bowling choice, the captain will certainly not be underneath strain.
“We all know Hardik Pandya has been struggling along with his health. So, get a few batsmen who may take two overs, that will likely be very vital for the World Cup in Australia.” VVS Laxman mentioned whereas talking to Star Sports activities.
Crucial to determine a few bowlers who bowl fast: VVS Laxman
Additional, highlighting the arduous and bouncy pitches in Australia, the 47-year-old commentator pressured on grooming bowlers who can bowl categorical tempo.
Within the present India squad, solely Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are able to clocking 140 kph repeatedly, whereas the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar are predominantly swing bowlers, who VVS Laxman reckons will not be as efficient in Australia.
In that case, India can look in direction of younger Umran Malik, who lately displayed his menacing tempo within the IPL and is already with the contingent as a internet bowler.
“Yeah I believe it is vitally necessary to determine a few bowlers who bowl fast as a result of the circumstances in Australia will likely be completely totally different, the place I’m unsure the ball will swing an excessive amount of.
“However having somebody who can bowl fast, extract the bounce and tempo of that wicket and on the identical time can use the variations since you need somebody who may end off the innings nicely with the ball,” VVS Laxman said.
India will play their final recreation of the match on Monday, versus Namibia. That is additionally the final match for Virat Kohli and T20I captain and Ravi Shastri as the top coach.