Bhuvneshwar has leaked numerous runs on the dying in the previous few matches. His 16-run nineteenth over allowed Australia to drag off a file chase of 209 within the first T20I in Mohali on Tuesday evening.
“I do not suppose there was an excessive amount of dew. We did not see the fielders or bowlers making an attempt to make use of the towel to try to dry their fingers. That is not an excuse. We did not bowl properly. For instance, that nineteenth over… that is an actual concern,” Gavaskar mentioned on ‘Sports activities In the present day’.
“Any individual like a Bhuvneshwar Kumar goes for runs each single time, when he’s anticipated. In 18 deliveries he has bowled in three matches towards Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and now Australia, he has given away 49 runs.
“It’s virtually three runs per ball. Any individual together with his expertise and calibre, you count on he’ll give 35-36 runs in these 18 deliveries. That basically is an space of concern.”
The previous skipper mentioned India haven’t been capable of defend good totals however hoped a fit-again Jasprit Bumrah‘s return will strengthen the bowling division.
Bumrah has been out of motion because the limited-overs sequence towards England in July earlier this yr as he was recovering from an outdated again damage.
“What we now have seen in previous few years is that it has been one of many areas the place India have suffered. They haven’t been capable of defend good scores,” mentioned Gavaskar.
“Perhaps when Bumrah is available in, it is perhaps a totally totally different state of affairs as a result of he will get wickets on the prime. India did not get these right now (Tuesday) as Australia received off to a flying begin.
“Having mentioned that, it is solely the primary match. Do not forget, Australia are world champions. They’re anticipated to do extraordinary issues.”
Former head coach Ravi Shastri additionally got here down closely on India for his or her “sloppy normal of fielding” within the first T20I.
Defending 208, Indian fielders dropped as many as three catches, together with that of Cameron Inexperienced (61 off 30 balls) and Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21 balls).
“Should you have a look at all the highest Indian groups over time, there may be youth and expertise. I discover the youth lacking right here and therefore the fielding,” Shastri, who was within the commentary field, mentioned.
“Should you have a look at the final five-six years, I believe this aspect isn’t any match to any of the highest sides in the case of fielding. And that may hit badly in large tournaments.
“It signifies that as a batting aspect you need to get that 15-20 runs sport after sport, as a result of when you look across the subject, the place is brilliance? There is no such thing as a Jadeja. The place is that X-factor?”
Axar Patel was the primary offender as he dropped a regulation catch at deep mid-wicket to present a life to Inexperienced when he was on 42. KL Rahul then didn’t seize an opportunity in long-off within the subsequent over.
Nevertheless, the catch that proved expensive was that of Matthew Wade, who was dropped by Harshal Patel on his personal bowling within the 18th over when the batter was on 1.
Wade went on to attain an unbeaten 45 off 21 balls to take Australia dwelling with 4 balls to spare.
“What I used to be dissatisfied right now with was the usual of fielding. I imply, it appears to be like sloppy and I believe you want an enormous upping of the ante in the case of the fielding if you need to beat large sides in large competitions,” Shastri mentioned.
India will subsequent face Australia within the second T20I at Nagpur on Friday.