Veteran player Abhinav Mukund has shared his views on the ongoing T20I series between India and Australia. He questioned Josh Philippe’s shot selection against Ravi Bishnoi in the last game. He also feels Bishnoi’s powerplay performances in the ongoing series will help him to be in good stead as well.
“It’s a horrible shot. Josh Philippe will look back at this shot and think that he planned for the sweep ages ago and it wasn’t a shot he could play against Ravi Bishnoi,” he said while reviewing the game on Sports 18, “This is the kind of player that he revels bowling against and for Bishnoi, his strength is hitting the stumps and pads. So just coming in the powerplay and doing the job for Team India in this series is a huge tick mark in terms of Ravi Bishnoi’s skill as a leggie.”
However, Ravi Bishnoi has picked up seven wickets at an economy rate of 8.43 in the first four T20Is. Four of those wickets have come in the powerplay overs as well, where all his victims are right-handers. Abhinav Mukund has picked Ravi Bishnoi’s dismissal of Josh Philippe as the turning point of the fourth T20I as well.
“I think you gave me the lead there. It was the start – 40 without loss, looked well in control of this game, especially the memories of Travis Head would have possibly haunted every single fan that was there,” he concluded. “Travis Head was there, he was looking good. (Josh) Philippe was looking good as well, and the turning point definitely has to be Ravi Bishnoi because he came in the fourth over and every single time he has bowled in the powerplay, he has managed to break a partnership.”