Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. (Photograph by Stu Forster-ICC/ICC through Getty Photographs)

Well-known commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has advised a giant change within the Indian bowling unit forward of the upcoming third T20I match in opposition to South Africa on Tuesday. India misplaced the opening two matches by a giant margin and now want a win within the third match to stay alive on this five-match sequence at dwelling.

India, enjoying below Rishabh Pant’s captaincy, was pressured to decide on to bat first in each matches. Batters shined within the first match at Delhi with 211 runs on the scoreboard however bowlers did not defend this massive whole. Within the second match, India put a defendable goal of 149 runs, and skilled pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar set the platform with three wickets within the powerplay. However as soon as once more, Indian bowlers did not convert begin and struggled to take wickets within the center overs.

Star bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammed Shami are rested for this tour however India have an skilled tempo duo of Bhuvneshwar and Harshal Patel within the crew. Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, and Arshdeep Singh are anticipated younger pacers to associate with Bhuvneshwar and Patel if given an opportunity. Within the spin division, India misplaced Kuldeep Yadav to harm simply earlier than the primary match. Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi are two specialist spinners within the rank and Axar Patel is a spin all-rounder possibility.

Sanjay Manjrekar desires Umran Malik in and Axar Patel out for the third match

India welcomed again all-rounder Hardik Pandya to the nationwide crew setup which gave them an choice to play an additional spinner. Chahal and Axar each performed the primary two matches however struggled with simply two wickets mixed. Chahal bowled solely two overs within the first match and went on conceding 49 runs within the second match with only a wicket to his identify.

Axar additionally gave 40 runs within the first match and bowled solely an over with 19 runs conceded within the final match. Manjrekar, whereas interacting with Sports activities 18, has identified that pitches should not in favor of spinners and suggests enjoying an additional pacer forward of Axar. He believes the inclusion of Malik will give them a wicket-taking possibility within the center overs.

“So right here is my advice. Have any person like an Umran Malik are available as a result of pitches aren’t rank turners. You probably have rank turners, perhaps Axar Patel is a simpler bowler as a result of India wants wickets. So have Umran Malik purely as a result of he has the power to get wickets within the center,” mentioned Manjrekar.

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