IND vs SA: Former India speedster turned coach Ashish Nehra has expressed his doubts over Rishabh Pant’s decision to hold back the spinner Axar Patel in the second T20I against South Africa on June 12. However, the left-arm spinner came to bowl in the 12th over and bowled a solitary over against the well-settled batter Heinrich Klassen, conceding 19 runs and the visitors comfortably chased down 149 and took a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series as well. Looking for trusted betting sites in India? We got you covered! Here, we also bring you betting site reviews that are primed to offer a rewarding and safe wagering experience.

However, South Africa were reduced to 29-3 after the end of the powerplay following India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s stunning spell. Soon after, Yuzvendra Chahal was introduced into the attack but Klaasen and Temba Bavuma were trying to steady the ship and Axar Patel didn’t get the chance to bowl as well. Moreover, captain Rishabh Pant chose Hardik Pandya and Harshal Patel for bowling additional overs. By the time Axar Patel came to bowl, the batters were well set and in the midst of a steady partnership and he failed to leave his mark.

IND VS SA: “Rishabh Pant also needs to take a look”, Ashish Nehra on Pant’s captaincy

While talking about that, Ashish Nehra said on Cricbuzz: “Changes to the playing XI, depending on the conditions in Vizag. Rishabh Pant also needs to take a look, he held back Axar Patel for so long. There were two right-hand batters at that time. I don’t see any reason why Axar Patel was not given an over at that time.”

However, Klaasen, who was batting on 31 off 24 at the end of the 11th over, took on Axar Patel and hit two fours and a six off the spinner en route to his match-winning 81-run knock as well. On the other hand, Rishabh Pant has now faced two defeats in his two appearances as Indian captain. Meanwhile, Avesh Khan’s spell was broken after the fourth over as it was given to Hardik Pandya whereas Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled his three overs in the powerplay only and gave India hope of a win.

Nehra said: “Avesh Khan bowled a good first over, but his spell was halted and Pandya was brought in for the fourth over. Some players think that the batters get familiar with the bowler and because of that, they change the bowler. Any bowler would wish, upon seeing that the new ball is moving around, to bowl one more over in that conditions.” More FREE betting tips and match guides from professional betting tipsters here on our site.

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