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Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
ADELAIDE – India has to think hard about spin-bowling ahead of the semifinal at Adelaide Oval. The pitch is generally more favorable for slower bowlers. Axar Patel was not up to his usual standards in this World Cup. He gave away 40 runs from 3.2 runs against Zimbabwe and ran 21 runs against Pakistan off one over. However, he played a solid game against the Netherlands. India’s cricketers were on their way to Adelaide. The focus now shifts from Monday’s travel time to Thursday’s crucial semifinal against England. Axar is only sometimes required to bowl the total amount of his quota. India, therefore, needs a specialist like Yuzvendra Chahal, a leggie. Australia is the land of leg spin, and spinners are slowly making a name for themselves in this tournament. Chahal, who is a mere spectator so far, does India plan to include Chahal in their plans? Or will the team be content to increase the batting with Axar? There is a catch. The games in Adelaide where spin was allowed to have a say were in the morning. India will face England in the evening under lighting, which complicates selecting the right XI for the semifinal. India and England have played in the only evening game here. Bangladesh Under lights, the ball came on nicely to the bat. Coach Rahul Dravid was not specific when asked if Chahal would play in Adelaide. “We are open to all possibilities. No one who enters the 15 will make us less intense, no matter what kind of squad they’ve chosen. We will have to see. I saw some games in Adelaide, and I can tell you that the tracks were slow, they gripped, and they turned a little. We might also be playing on a new strip in Adelaide. “The strip that we played against Bangladesh didn’t spin. If it turns slowly, we’ll adjust our play to suit the situation. We’ll need to create a team to match it if it plays differently. Dravid answered Dravid’s question about Axar’s ability to bowl. “In a few matches. He’s also had some good games. This is the nature of the tournament. Just before the rain break, he bowled a great over against Bangladesh. He would have preferred to have had better days, but. . . you can get taken apart.” India’s only lead spinner, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin At, had a great game against Zimbabwe MCG (3/22 of his four) and stated that he was looking forward to Adelaide and the England match. “Wickets don’t mean anything to me. It’s all about what happens out of my hand. In my head, I wanted to think about the next one. . . You know what to expect (there), so I had some ideas I wanted to test out. Ashwin responded to questions about Adelaide bowling, saying, “We have to realize that we are playing in different conditions.” We will be playing the evening game. . . In last night’s game, the ball glided well for the team batting second. We cannot enter with preconceived notions. Curators also know how to prepare pitches for the semifinals. India is keeping all options open for a spin.