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Ravi Shastri believes that the Indian fielding is not up to the mark

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has criticized the Indian team’s poor fielding against Australia in the first T20I of the series. Despite scoring 208 runs after batting first, India was unable to contain the visitors, who had a strong effort on Tuesday, September 20, and chased down a record total at the PCA stadium in Mohali.

Following the game’s conclusion in Australia’s favor, captain Rohit Sharma was critical of the Indian bowlers, expressing his regret that the bowling attack was not up to par. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s seasoned pacer, went on to allow 52 runs in four overs, while Harshal Patel conceded 49 runs. Only Axar Patel made the cut, with a score of 3/17.

Shastri also explained how fielding impacts the batting side, which must score more runs to compensate for the fielding unit’s disadvantage. India dropped three catches against Australia in the second innings, two of which were crucial catches by Cameron Green and Matthew Wade, who went on to be the driving factors behind Australia’s triumph.