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Sanjay Bangar suggests 2 changes for India for the 3rd T20I
By SMCS - Jun 14, 2022 8:15 am
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Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has suggested a couple of changes for Team India for the third T20I against South Africa which will take place on Tuesday, June 14. He, however, wants Ruturaj Gaikwad to be given another chance in Visakhapatnam after their 2-0 down in the five-match series.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad

During a discussion on Star Sports, Bangar said: “I feel in the batting, Ruturaj Gaikwad should be given one more opportunity although I was slightly surprised with the length of his stride. Was it necessary? I think it might have been a predetermined attempt from him. You cannot play an attacking shot if you take such a big stride because all your weight is on the back foot, and that is why he sliced the ball and it went towards point. The Indian team has a lot of expectations from Ruturaj Gaikwad, they see him as a future top-order batter, so his performance will certainly come under the microscope.”

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However, Ruturaj Gaikwad managed only 23 runs off 15 deliveries in the first T20I against the Proteas whereas he managed just a solitary run in the second game before Kagiso Rabada dismissed him off the fourth delivery he faced. And, Sanjay Bangar feels Ravi Bishnoi can be included in the Indian team in place of Axar Patel.

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“Ishan Kishan is sorted at the moment. Dinesh Karthik played a good knock. So the Indian team will definitely continue with him. I see two changes, who can be played in place of Axar Patel. One option can be to play Bishnoi. If two wrist-spinners can give wickets to the Indian team in the middle overs, then they can break the momentum slightly. We have a lot of options for the first six overs, so we can try out Arshdeep in place of Avesh Khan,” Sanjay Bangar concluded.

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