India vs Australia 4th T20: The fourth match out of the 5-match T20 series between India and Australia is scheduled for December 1. India holds the lead in this series, having won 2 out of 3 matches. Despite securing victories in the initial games, India faced a loss in the third match. The bowling unit, particularly Prasidh Krishna, is under scrutiny for the defeat. The upcoming match becomes crucial for India, as failure to secure a win could make it challenging for the Indian team to triumph over Australia in the knockout match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 29, 2023
Potential Player Omission
If India clinches the next match, they will secure the 5-match series. However, a loss in this match will lead to a do-or-die situation in the fifth match between India and Australia, slated for December 3. India has the opportunity to seal the series in the upcoming match, but one player could obstruct their victory – Prasidh Krishna. In the third match, the bowler conceded 68 runs in just 4 overs, leading to India’s defeat. Consequently, speculations indicate Krishna’s exclusion from the Indian team for the next match.
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— ICC (@ICC) November 30, 2023
Probable Replacement for Krishna
Given the crucial nature of the match, the Indian team may opt to refrain from risking Krishna’s participation. In this scenario, if Krishna is sidelined, the question arises about his replacement. Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar is in contention, having secured a spot in the team. Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar, due to his marriage, has departed, making room for Chahar. Speculations are rife that Chahar might replace Prasidh Krishna in the playing eleven for the fourth match.