IND vs NZ 2021: “Rahane will have to separate his pitchers’ roles”

Prior to India left hand gyroscope Pragyan Ojha feel that Ajinkya Rahane need to split his bowling unit into groups to deliver wickets and keep things tight on the other end. India’s pitchers did not do well on Day 2 of the first test in Kanpur as the New Zealand openers played all of the last two sessions.

Operators Tom Latham and Will Young easily negotiated India’s efforts and finished the day unscathed after a 129-match unbeaten streak.

Ojha feels that advanced archers R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma should be tasked with bowling aggressively and trying to pick up wickets. The rest of the bowling attack should aid the duo by testing running speed.

While speaking on Cricbuzz, Ojha said:

“I’d love to see Rahane decide which of his two pitchers will keep things tight and two more pitchers that can test and go player. If this partnership continues, then the The alarm bells will start to sound. Rahane will have to separate the roles of his pitchers. For me the wicket bowlers will be Ishant Sharma and R Ashwin, because they thrive. when asked by the captain to throw the ball aggressively.”

Referring to Umesh Yadav’s tendency to play erratically, Ojha said that could be why he lags behind when it comes to players catching up despite being with the team for so long.

“Jadeja and Axar succeeded when they were asked to keep things very tight,” he said. “This sounds important, but even having played for such a long time, the length of Umesh Yadav has not been set. So despite being a member of the team for such an important time. , newcomers like Bumrah and Siraj took the lead with Umesh Yadav. He didn’t match his length.”

Despite a solid economy of 2.60, Umesh Yadav remains the most expensive of the pitchers on Day 2. He has thrown 10 balls over and is expected to hit the ball. played a key role in Day 3, thanks to his credentials with the old ball and inversion.

India manages to keep running rates in check: Ojha

New Zealand’s dominance on day 2 by bat and ball made it difficult for the hosts to find positivity but Ojha feels that India’s way of maintaining the pace of control with tight bowling in the final half is commendable. praise. He thinks the brief silver lining could be used as motivation for the team to come back strong on Day 3.

“India managed to keep the run rate in check in the third session, it ended below 2x and that can be considered positive,” he said. “Team India did a great job in keeping things tight. Even if India don’t get the wickets early tomorrow, if they keep bowling tight there will come a time in the day when they get the wickets quickly. . will also be under pressure because the ball is starting to work.”

India is still leading the away team 216 rounds and hopes to break the commanding opening partnership as soon as possible tomorrow.

Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee IND vs NZ 2021: “Rahane will have to separate his pitchers’ roles”

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