Team India faced a setback in the third T20I against Australia at Guwahati, highlighting their death bowling challenges. The pace trio of Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan struggled, conceding 149 runs in a combined 12 overs. Glenn Maxwell’s explosive unbeaten 104 off 48 balls exposed vulnerabilities, leaving India grappling with concerns.
While veterans like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah showcased dominance in the recent ODI World Cup, the young pace attack in T20Is has been inconsistent. Prasidh Krishna, debuting in August, faced challenges executing variations under pressure, conceding 11 runs per over.
Arshdeep Singh, despite glimpses of death bowling skills, struggled for consistency, occasionally delivering expensive spells. Avesh Khan, with 17 wickets in 17 games and an economy rate of 9.03, has yet to make a significant impact.
With only 8 matches remaining before the T20 World Cup 2024, India faces a pressing need to refine their death bowling. The Men in Blue must address these concerns to compete against formidable teams like England, Australia, and New Zealand in the upcoming tournament.