Home » Cricket Home » News » India vs Australia: Gautam Gambhir Highlights Area Where Team India is Lacking

India vs Australia: Gautam Gambhir Highlights Area Where Team India is Lacking

Indian team is facing a few issues in the field, be it with regards to their bowling or fielding. In the opening ODI against Australia, they were comprehensively beaten by the Aussies by 66 runs as India missed a few catches and bowled poorly. The issue that came to the fore once again was the absence of sixth bowling option as Hardik Pandya is not fit to bowl.

India vs Australia: Gautam Gambhir Highlights Area Where Team India is Lacking

Indian team is facing a few issues in the field, be it with regards to their bowling or fielding. In the opening ODI against Australia, they were comprehensively beaten by the Aussies by 66 runs as India missed a few catches and bowled poorly. The issue that came to the fore once again was the absence of sixth bowling option as Hardik Pandya is not fit to bowl.

ALSO READ - India vs Australia 2020 Live Score, 2nd ODI Match at Sydney

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir highlighted this issue once again and said the team has had this issue for some time now. “It’s been happening since what… the last World Cup. If Hardik Pandya is not fit, where is your sixth bowling option?” Gambhir said on ESPNCricinfo.

“Yes, you can talk about putting in Manish Pandey, but again, even if Rohit Sharma comes back into the Playing XI, the problem which you’re facing right now, you will face it then as well because there is no one in the top six who can give you a couple of overs.”

He went to say that Australia doesn't seem to have that problem, despite an injury to Marcus Stoinis.

ALSO READ - India vs Australia: Virat Kohli Looking for Sixth Bowler, Hardik Pandya Has A Suggestion

“On the other hand, if you see, the Australian side, they’ve got Moises Henriques, who can give you a couple of overs, Sean Abbott, who’s a bowling all-rounder. They’ve got Daniel Sams, who can bowl and bat,” he added.

“From India’s point of view, if Hardik Pandya is not fit, where is your replacement? It’s only Vijay Shankar whom I can think of but does he have the same impact batting at No. 5 or 6. Can he give you 7-8 overs? I’ve got my doubts.”



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 India 3765 118
3 Australia 3498 113
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking