The first match of the 3 match T20 series was played between India and Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. The Indian team had to face defeat in this match. Actually, after losing the toss, the Indian team, who came first at bat, scored 208 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs, but the Team India bowlers were unable to defend this goal. Australian batsmen scored 101 runs in 8 overs from fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel. Harshal Patel is facing a lot of criticism after this match.
However, former Indian player Ajay Jadeja has defended Harshal Patel. Actually, Ajay Jadeja said it was a tough day for Harshal Patel. The former Indian player praised Harshal Patel’s slow ball. He said that the way Harshal Patel changes his variations is wonderful. The former Indian cricketer says that the ability to bowl the slow ball, which is in Harshal Patel, is probably not in any other Indian bowler.
Significantly, Harshal Patel proved to be very expensive in the first T20 match against Australia. 49 runs were scored in 4 overs by this bowler. At the same time, Harshal Patel was unsuccessful in taking land. After which this fast pitcher was heavily criticized. The second match of the India-Australia series will be played in Nagpur on September 23. While the third and final game of this series will be played in Hyderabad on September 25. After the Australian series, the Indian team will play the home series against South Africa. After this, the India team will leave for Australia to play the T20 World Cup.