1. Sent Akshar to bat before Karthik
2. In place of Avesh, Hardik was replaced.
3. Axar Patel brought to bowling late
Two right-handed batsmen were at the crease after scintillating bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Powerplay and Pant bowled by Chahal, Hardik and Harshal Patel. By the time he brought in Axar Patel, both drummers were ready. Because of this, the characters could not do any wonders. Ashish Nehra said if he had been so supportive of Axar Patel he should have trusted him and played immediately after the power play but Pant didn’t and the African batsmen were able to come back easily.
4. Didn’t give the letter a chance in front of Klaasen
Former India wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel also questioned Pant regarding the use of Axar Patel. Parthiv said that in this match, Klaasen played Chahal’s spin easily, whereas against the fast bowlers he never got into trouble. In such a situation, Axar Patel could have been placed in front of him, who spins the ball around quickly, but Pant didn’t and Klaasen single-handedly took India out of the game.
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