Team India will begin its 2022 T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan at the MCG in Melbourne on October 23. India comes into this tournament on the back of successive T20I series wins against Australia and South Africa at home.
Despite KL Rahul’s 74 off 55 balls, India lost the match by 36 runs. Indians could score 132/8 in 20 overs. Riding on R Ashwin’s 3-32, India managed to restrict Western Australia to 168 in 20 overs. Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma locking horns with Western Australia XI in the second warm-up game in Perth. India has opted to bowl first and Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav are not in India’s playing XI for the game.
After a slow start, India could never recover the game. The team fell short by 36 runs in the end. Mathew Kelly bowled the final over and gave away only two runs and picked Harshal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the final ball. The young seamer Morris in the middle overs Tye at the death has done the trick for WA XI. India finished off with a score of 132/8. That’s that from the practice match against Western Australia. They win by 36 runs.
Captain Rohit Sharma was nowhere to be seen during India’s second warm-up tie against Western Australia at the WACA on Thursday. Rohit’s no-show was all the more surprising given the India captain’s name had been listed in the Playing XI. Despite the Indian batting crumbling, Rohit did now show up, which left the fans irate.