IND vs AUS: 4 big takeaways for Indian Cricket Team from the T20I series
India won the five-match IND vs AUS T20I series 4-1.
The five-match T20I series between India and Australia ended on Sunday. The hosts, led by Suryakumar Yadav, did more than expected. The hosts won the series 4-1, which was a pretty good effort considering that they had rested all the senior players who were part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
India had a number of new faces, and they did a great job. It was a complete team effort, and everyone chipped in. With the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 just a few months away, it was a good audition for the young team. So what are the positives that India had in this series? Here we will talk about four major takeaways from the IND vs AUS T20I series at home.
Here are the five big takeaways for Team India from IND vs AUS T20I series
1. Backup opening pair :
Team India saw a new opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal in the series, which turned out to be a successful one for the hosts. Both batters complemented each other and scored at a quick pace in the powerplay. Gaikwad scored 223 runs, and Jaiswal made 138 runs. This is a good sign, if Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma sit out or take rest, India will have a good backup option for the opening pair.
2. Performance of spinners :
One prime reason that helped India win the series was the performance of the spinners. Both Ravi Bishnoi and Axar Patel were exceptional and helped India win the series. Bishnoi took nine wickets at an economy rate of 8.20, while Axar took six wickets at 6.20. Axar won MOTM awards in the last two matches, while Bishnoi was named player of the series.
3. Aggressive approach by the youngsters :
Despite not having big names in the squad, one thing was pretty impressive about team India, which was the aggressive approach. Every player was going for a kill. Batters were looking to take more risks, which paid off, spinners were bowling wicket-to-wicket and were not allowing Australians to get away, while pacers were looking to get wickets. But the way Indian young batters performed was commendable. Jaiswal and Gaikwad were looking to give quick starts, which was followed by attacking batting by Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer, and in the end, Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma were there to give the team a finishing touch.
4. Rinku Singh – The finisher :
Rinku Singh was one of the biggest positives for team India. India were searching for a batter who could finish the game under pressure. The left-hander was pretty good and scored 105 runs at an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 175.00. Apart from the last match, he played a few impactful innings in the first four games. He is certainly one candidate for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 for the team.
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