Ian Chappell Feels India Has No Solution For Usman Khawaja
By CricShots - Mar 9, 2023 7:08 pm
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Former Australian skipper, Ian Chappell has claimed that India has no answers for Usman Khawaja’s batting and it is now starting to hurt them. Khawaja has been Australia’s best batter in the series and topped off his brilliant run with his first century against India as the Aussies are doing well are 255 for four at the end of day one of the Ahmedabad Test.


Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja scored a century

The Australian opener currently has 257 runs in the series and is at the top of the runs chart at the moment. Analyzing the day’s play on ESPNCricinfo, Ian Chappell questioned India’s bowling tactics for coming around the wicket to Khawaja, who is very strong on the on-side.

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The Australian legend went on to say that Khawaja looked at ease at all times and India is struggling to find a solution to his batting and it has reached a point where the hosts are getting hurt by the opener.

Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell

As per the quotes in India Today, Ian Chappell said, “I think the calmness of Khawaja has been exemplary in this series. One thing I can’t understand is India’s desire to come around the wicket at all times to a left-hander. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. All the good left-handers I have spoken to have said the right arm over the wicket is the toughest line to face. Ok, now for every now then for a change you can bowl around the wicket.”

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He further added, “It works well in England but in India, it is ridiculous. Particularly to a player like Khawaja, whose great strength is his on-side. We saw that today. Why would you angle the ball into his pads, when that’s exactly what he wants. The other thing about Khawaja is, he looked at ease at all times. India to me, hasn’t come up with a solution to Khawaja’s batting and it is really starting to hurt them.”