Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria said Avesh Khan could lose his spot in the Indian T20I side due to inconsistency with bowling performance. Avesh has struggled to live up to expectations of his IPL-level dominance on the international stage.
The Indian pacesetter made his ODI debut against the West Indies in the second game at Port of Spain in Trinidad. He gave up 54 runs from 10 overs with no wickets and was on the bench for the final game. Moving to the T20I series, things are going to be tight for the Madhya Pradesh pacer after leaking 31 and 47 runs in the last two matches.
Avesh Khan leaks too many runs: Danish Kaneria
Kaneria believed that if India’s spearhead bowling Jasprit Bumrah returns to the squad, Avesh will be the one to pave the way for him.
“Avesh Khan is leaking too many runs and the economy is just going from 10 to 12 to 15.7 runs per night, which is too much. I think he is losing his grip and may have to make way for players like Prasidh Krishna, Harshal Patel and even Jasprit Bumrah when he gets back. If he plays the last two T20Is he will have to go a step further and also perform well in Zimbabwe,” Kaneria said on his YouTube channel..
It was strange that he stopped bowling overs: Danish Kaneria on Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda, who replaced Ravindra Jadeja in the third T20I, opened the bowling attack in the game. He threw a brilliant pass and only gave up one run, but surprisingly that was also the only left from the match bowled by the Indian all-rounder.
“Deepak Hooda replaced Jadeja and gave up only one run in the opening. It was strange that he stopped bowling because they could have gotten more overs from him,” Kaneria said.
India won the third T20I on the excellence of Suryakumar Yadav’s batting masterclass. The Mumbai player scored a 44-ball 76, including eight fours and four sixes, hitting at 172.73. He set the tone for India to chase 165 and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant played a sensible knock of 33 in 26 balls to finish the proceedings with six balls left.
India and the West Indies move to Florida to play the final two T20I matches on August 6 and 7 to complete the five-match series.
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