He listed out the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel together with pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel as key performers in India’s bowling assault. India accomplished a 3-0 sweep over New Zealand in T20Is, marking a great begin to their preparations for subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
“They have been very professional, they have been put under the pump a bit by the New Zealand openers but the way Indian spinners have responded in the middle overs has been fantastic. So, Ashwin and Axar Patel both bowling well in tandem has really worked well for the Indian team in the middle overs and when they were chasing,” stated Bangar on Follow The Bules present on Star Sports.
Bangar additional spoke about Kumar gaining his kind after being out of the taking part in eleven publish the T20 World Cup opening match towards Pakistan, emphasising on his dismissal of Daryl Mitchell within the first T20I at Jaipur.
“Can’t take anything away from somebody like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who’s got his swing back because whenever he’s played and he’s bowled with that new ball, he’s got his swing back. The wicket that he took in the first match of Daryl Mitchell was a dream and it augers really well for the Indian team because he’s somebody who can give you those initial breakthroughs in the first six overs inside the powerplay and that sets any opposition on the back foot.”
Bangar, who served because the batting coach of India from 2014 to 2019, applauded Patel’s efforts in utilizing the variations on the again-finish of the innings.
“Add to that, how Harshal Patel took his chance in his debut match was really impressive because he’s someone who’s been known to rely a lot on his slow ball variations and in a match wherein there was a lot of dew. Despite that, he overcame that challenge and bowled really well with a wet ball and still used his variations, with cutters and slow bouncers. I felt that was a big plus for the Indian team as well.”
The 49-12 months-previous signed off by mentioning the constant present put on by openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul within the sequence. “I felt that the form that both the openers are turning out on a consistent basis has been really clinical for the Indian team performances in the series so far.”