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Former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell was extraordinarily impressed with present Australia cricketer Usman Khawaja’s batting method towards India within the opening day of the fourth and closing Check, of the continued Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2023,
Usman Khawaja smashed his fourteenth Check ton of his profession to place Australia within the driver’s seat on Day 1 of the fourth Check. Although the scoring charge was reasonable, Khawaja maintained his composure to a tee because the opener performed and maneuvered the Indian bowlers to utmost perfection.
However, the Indian bowlers had been fairly below-par of their efficiency. Although they managed to assert 4 wickets, however with Usman Khawaja nonetheless on the crease, they’ll have a activity reduce out as they arrive to play on Day 2. Ian Chappell was particularly very dissatisfied with the poor bowling ways India had been displaying particularly in direction of Khawaja .
‘ddoes not make any sense to me – Ian Chappell scratches head to decipher India’s bowling ways
“One factor I am unable to perceive is India’s need to return across the wicket the entire time to a left-hander. It simply does not make any sense to me. You converse to all the nice left-handers that I’ve spoken to, and so they say that right-arm over the wicket is the hardest man to face. It is okay each once in a while for a little bit of a change across the wicket,” the 79-year-old stated whereas talking with ESPNCricinfo.
Ian Chappell did not mince his phrases to be important of India. What bothered him essentially the most was the midset the Indian bowling division was displaying significantly whereas dealing with opener Usman Khawaja. The previous top-order batter first reserved excessive praises for Khawaja, stating that the 36-year-old confirmed immense calmness and consistency all through this Check sequence until now.
As for the Indian bowlers, Chappell said that it was by no means that tough for them to work out a method to dismiss Khawaja. All they needed to do was to simply change the course of their bowling assault, which is the same old norm to face a left-hander.
“Perhaps across the wicket works extra in England. However in India, ridiculous, significantly to a participant like Usman Khawaja, whose nice energy is his onside, and we noticed that immediately. Why would you angle the ball into his pads when that is precisely what he needs? Khawaja checked out ease the entire time. India have not provide you with an answer to Khawaja’s batting, and it is actually beginning to harm them,” Chappell concluded.
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