One of the most intense sports rivalries in the world is the India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry. This rivalry is a result of the conflict and bitter diplomatic relationships between the two countries. Read on to find out more about the current state of the two teams. The Indian team is struggling to get going, Pakistan’s batsmen are getting out of sync and Yuzvendra Chahal is bowling well.
Rishabh Pant struggles to get going
Rishabh Pant is under fire on social media for failing to deliver in India’s T20I series opener. Pant is not getting going on the pitch, resulting in a poor inning in which he fails to hit the ball for six. Pant has been out on several occasions, and his disappointing performance has prompted a number of angry fans to take to Twitter and make their voices heard.
Pant has been linked to the controversial Hardik Pandya, who was also not in the match. The two have publicly exchanged jabs and insults over the years, and the ensuing controversy has swept the internet. Even though Pant was not playing in the match, he was caught on camera numerous times speaking to the opposition captain.
Yuzvendra Chahal strikes
Yuzvendra Chahal has reached 50 ODI wickets, becoming the second fastest Indian spinner to achieve the feat. His strike rate of 17.7 and economy rate of 7.75 are excellent figures, but he is likely to need to show more variety to be effective. In the last two months, Chahal has been in fine form, picking up seven wickets in three ODIs and four wickets in two T20Is.
Chahal’s round-arm action and pace made it difficult for Pakistan batsmen to read the ball. Asif Ali was caught behind while Shoaib Malik was run-out by Ambati Rayudu. Ali was caught behind and his cameo ended with a death rattle.
Yuzvendra Chahal bowls well
Yuzvendra Chahal bowled well in the first T20I match between India and Pakistan, leading India to a comprehensive eight-wicket win. The right-arm seamer was praised widely on social media for his sportsmanship. He tied Usman Khan’s laces on Wednesday, a gesture that garnered him a lot of praise from Indian cricket fans. This performance has earned him his first international man of the match award. Additionally, he became the first legspinner to pick up six wickets in a T20I.
Before the T20 World Cup in the UAE, Chahal was at a crossroads. The selectors had lost faith in his loopy leg breaks and were looking for more pace from their spinners. This decision was explained by the chief selector Chetan Sharma, who cited the bowling prospect’s lack of pace in his selection. Rahul Chahar preferred to replace Chahal as a spinner because of his ability to deliver the ball with more speed.
Shaheen Afridi injured
After sustaining a knee injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, Shaheen Afridi will undergo rehabilitation in London. He has been advised to rest for at least 4-6 weeks and is expected to return to action before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in June. Despite the setback, the Pakistan captain is hopeful that he will be back before the ICC Men’s T20 tournament in Australia.
The injury has caused concern for Pakistan, as Afridi is a vital player for the new ball. He often takes early wickets in all forms of cricket and is ranked among the world’s top three fast bowlers. His absence in the T20 World Cup will certainly hurt the Pakistan team as their other bowlers are all right-handed.
Rohit Sharma’s poor form
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra expressed concern over Rohit Sharma’s poor form in India’s recent Asian Cup matches. He said that Rohit Sharma has not been able to hit the right shots in the past few games and that he has failed to fire in recent games. He also stated that India’s openers are struggling. If Pakistan held on to their catches in the slips, India would have lost all three of their top-order batters.
Rohit’s poor form in India vs. Pakistan matches has led to calls for him to retire early, but the situation is more complicated in the current Test series. Rohit is yet to score a century against Pakistan, and his previous best score against Pakistan was a duck. Despite that, Rohit was able to score a quick-fire unbeaten thirty in his first T20I match against Pakistan in 2007. He batted at number six and hit a magnificent 30 not out of 16 balls. India won the match by five runs. Since then, Rohit has scored just four half-hundred runs in five T20Is against Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya falls for a duck
Hardik Pandya fell for a duck as India lost to Pakistan in the Super Four clash of the Asia Cup. The left-handed opener hit a cross-seam delivery from Mohammad Hasnain straight to a forward diving short mid-wicket. The duck was a surprise, but Hardik’s all-around ability was on display.
After being bowled out for a duck, Hardik Pandya has the chance to win the game for India, but it’s not quite that simple. Pakistan’s bowlers have a strong attack, and they are looking to bowl India out cheaply. However, they have had trouble stopping Hardik Pandya. India now needs 21 runs from the last two overs.
Chetan Sharma’s “roast” of the nation
In a recent interview with the BBC’s cricket correspondent, Chetan Sharma described himself as “one of the most exciting young cricketers.” He has already been described as a “fantastic cricketer” and “one of the finest all-rounders in the world”. In his recent book, “A Man For All Seasons,” Chetan writes about how he has developed as a player and an analyst. He has an impressive record in the short game, including a five-for at Lord’s and a first-ever hat-trick in the ODI World Cup.