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Indian bowling was ranked third: After losing to Bangladesh, an ex-Pakistan spinner takes a jab at Rohit and co.

ByJosh Taylor

Dec 9, 2022

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria slammed Team India following its ODI series defeat to Bangladesh. Following a one-wicket loss in the first ODI, India fell five runs short of chasing down a total of 272 in the second ODI. Bangladesh were battling at 69/6 when Mehidy Hasan Miraz struck an unbroken 100.
Kaneria criticised India’s strategy, claiming that none of the bowlers attempted to target the Bangladesh hitters and describing the performance as “third class.”
India reached a new low in 2022 when they were humiliated in an ODI series by Bangladesh. Following a shocking one-wicket loss in the first ODI, India lost the second game by 5 runs, confirming just their second-ever series loss in the ODI format on Bangladeshi territory.
One low followed by another. India’s year continued to deteriorate as they lost the three-match series versus Bangladesh after falling down 2-0. Following a stunning one-wicket loss in the first ODI, the hosts kept their nerve to overcome the Men in Blue by five runs in the second ODI on Wednesday (December 7) at Mirpur’s Sher-E-Bangla Cricket Stadium.
In the second ODI, India took the upper hand over the hosts, reducing Bangladesh to 69-6 following Litton Das’ choice to bat first after winning the toss. However, Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah’s record-breaking 7th wicket partnership enabled Bangladesh post a massive total of 271 on the board.
Following the loss, ex-Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria criticised the Indian bowling team, calling it a “third-class” bowling effort. He went into great depth, criticising India’s short-pitch bowling strategy.
“Bangladesh’s bowlers were excellent, while India’s bowling was subpar. It’s difficult, but look at where Indian cricket is headed.
The circumstances were comparable to those at home, but Indian bowlers were being exposed. The Indian bowlers bowled short-pitched deliveries with no emphasis on the body or yorkers. Siraj gave up a lot of runs. He is aggressive, but his bowling is erratic “Kaneria stated on his YouTube channel.
The Indian bowlers bowled short-pitched deliveries, with no one aiming for the body or the yorker. Siraj gave up a lot of runs. He has a lot of aggression, but his bowling was a little off.”
The teams now will face in the third and final ODI of the series on Saturday (December 10). Due to injury, skipper Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Sen, and Deepak Chahar have all been ruled out for the Men in Blue. KL Rahul, who is also scheduled to miss the Test Series against Bangladesh, will skipper the side in Rohit’s absence.

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