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RP Singh believes that the level of cricket from the Indian team is declining as the ICC World T20 nears

Team India suffered a crushing loss at the hands of the Australian team in the opening T20I on September 20. The Men in Blue scored 200+ runs in their batting, but a poor effort with the ball resulted in the visiting side easily chasing down the total.

“These aren’t great signs ahead of the T20 World Cup. When we didn’t do well at the Asia Cup, we thought it was because we didn’t have Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah. Harshal Patel was there on the side for this game, but we still ended up on the losing side. It is also possible that even Jasprit Bumrah will be taken to the cleaners if he returns for the next two games,” Singh said

Meanwhile, veteran Indian bowler RP Singh has warned the Indian squad that these are not encouraging indicators for the 2022 T20 World Cup. Singh said that the Indian bowlers did not have control of the opening T20I.

“There was never a period during the Australian run chase where India was able to dominate. Australia kept on hitting boundaries at regular intervals while also taking singles consistently. Apart from that Umesh Yadav’s over where he picked up two wickets, there wasn’t a single over where the Indian bowlers made an impact. It isn’t a matter of skill, but maybe they weren’t able to execute their plan well,” Singh added.

The former left-arm pacer also remarked that the Indian bowlers never had complete control of the game against Australia.