T20 World Cup 2022: India will play South Africa in their next game in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday, October 30 at the Optus Stadium following their 56-run victory over the Netherlands.
The top six batsmen in India’s batting order are all right-handed. While wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was ruled out, therefore they required a left-handed batter to counterattack the opponent.
Axar was inserted at No. 5 in the match against Pakistan. However the strategy failed as he was run out after scoring just one run. It was crucial to send a left-hander, and I was requested to travel since Pakistan possessed the left-arm spinner Nawaz and the leg-spinner Shadab.
Management has informed me that I may be elevated in the middle innings if necessary because all six of our players are right-handed, so I should be prepared for that. I’ve already been given that job, and I’ve shown myself in practice games,” he stated.
T20 World Cup 2022: The Pitch Was Bit Dry and the Ball Was Stopping and Coming – Axar Patel
After a disastrous over against Pakistan, Axar Patel claimed 2 wickets. And allowed just 18 runs in 4 of his allotted overs against the Netherlands. Iftikhar Ahmed smashed the left-arm spinner for three sixes, but she recovered admirably to beat the Dutch.
He claimed that after being able to clear his head, he felt confident going into the match against the Netherlands. “The ball kept stopping and coming, and the pitch seemed a little dry.
I was instructed to hit the deck hard because it was challenging to hit through the line because the ball wasn’t really gripping. Therefore, it was the strategy, Axar added.
I Have to Focus on My Bowling – Axar Patel
Axar claimed that after studying the Pakistan match. He saw that it was an unusual game in which the batsmen held the upper hand. And that he needed to move past his disappointment as soon as possible.
I sat down with video analysts and the bowling coach following the Pakistan game. There may be times when a hitter decides to take a chance against you. I did some analysis, and found that I only bowled one poor ball out of the three sixes that were smacked at me.
You will experience those times, but if you dwell on them, you won’t be able to live. With Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in action, the game will be contested at Perth Stadium. Where pacers will have a good carry on the wickets.
There will be several left-handers in South Africa’s top order. And Axar has had poor results when facing that club, giving up around nine runs per over. I’m not really thinking about the SA game, he declared. I’ll go there and then decide what has to be done after making a call.