Team India have started the T20 World Cup 2022 with a bang by winning both the matches. The match against Pakistan went down to the last ball, but India managed a one-sided win against the Netherlands.
Virat Kohli’s good form is the biggest plus point in these matches, but there are definitely going to be some challenges ahead of the Indian team. Indian fans will be hoping that The Indian team will once again win the T20 World Cup after 15 years.
But for this, Team India will have to consistently perform well. In this article We will look at 3 major challenges for India in the game against South Africa.
#1 Form of KL Rahul
India’s opener KL Rahul has been in poor form in the T20 World Cup. Rahul has had a disappointing performance in both the matches against Pakistan and Netherlands. KL Rahul’s lack of confidence can definitely be a major concern for the Indian team.
Rahul scored just 4 runs off 8 balls in the match against Pakistan and was also dismissed early against Netherlands. Indian fans will surely be hoping that Rahul will perform brilliantly in the match against South Africa and give the Indian team a great opening.
#2 Finisher Dinesh Karthik not getting enough opportunities to bat
Dinesh Karthik did not get enough opportunity to bat in both the matches against Pakistan and Netherlands, and this can be a headache for the Indian team in an important match against South Africa.
While Karthik got a chance to bat in the last over against Pakistan, he did not face a single ball against Netherlands. South Africa’s fast bowling is very strong and Dinesh Karthik will have to come in to bat in the middle overs if the top order falls early.
This could be a concern as Karthik does not have enough practice. But one thing is for sure that Karthik has consistently performed well in every opportunity he has got after IPL 2022 and the Indian team management will be hoping that he will perform well in the match against South Africa.
#3 Lack of consistency
India skipper Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant half-century in the match against Netherlands. But his performance has always lacked consistency. Rohit has been struggling for runs for the past few months and this is a concern for the Men in Blue.
Notably, KL Rahul is also struggling with form, and if Rohit doesn’t perform consistently, the pressure will mount on the Indian team. So surely Indian cricket lovers are expecting a great performance from Rohit in the match against South Africa.