India Suffer Embarrassing defeat just a Week Before World T20:
Indian Cricket Team suffered an embarrassing defeat against Western Australia in a warm-up match ahead of the World T20 2022. The Western Australia side posted 168/8 after batting first at the WACA. D’Arcy Shot and Nick Hobson scored half centuries. For India, Ashwin picked 3 wickets while Harshal Patel grabbed 2 wickets as well.
While chasing the entire Indian batting lineup flopped badly except KL Rahul. Rahul scored 74(55) and except him, none of the Indian batters could reach the 20-run mark. Although Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma didn’t bat in the warm-up game, yet India had some first choice batters of their XI featuring in this game like Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. This was an alarming situation for India prior to the World T20 2022.
For Western Australia, Lance Morris, Matthew Kelly and Hamish McKenzie picked 2 wickets each. Interestingly while chasing, India played out 2 maiden overs as well which is quite rare in modern day T20 Cricket.
The 36 run defeat for the Indian Cricket Team has raised questions over their middle-order. However, they might have had problems while adjusting in these conditions. India will play against South Africa at the same venue where they played today (WACA Perth).