After the third T20 against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the home team fans left pleased as they marveled at India’s brilliant batting.

While there was relief at the outcome, there must have been some furrowed brows in the India dressing room due to the performance. The speed bowling unit has been the biggest issue leading up to the T20 World Cup, and after the conclusion of the Australia series, the worries are still there.

As the reigning T20 World Cup winners, Australia was anticipated to provide a challenging test, and Sunday’s third T20 game was a prime illustration of why. The fact that the Australia hitters were still able to find a way to reach 186 was a reminder that even their excellent may not be enough. India’s speed unit did bowl better than they have in a while. If the Indian bowlers wish to improve their team’s prospects in the international competition, which will be held Down Under next month, they must raise their game.

Opening, Cameron Green launched a sensational attack that prevented the new ball bowlers from settling in, helping to push the score to 62 for two in the first five overs. India bowled the next 12 overs for 78 runs and five wickets after giving up nothing in the middle overs.

The total was then raised to 186 for seven by Tim David and Daniel Sams’ methodical attack in the last three overs, which saw them score 46 runs for one wicket.

That would typically be a winning total, particularly when you get rid of the opposition’s starters with just 30 runs already scored. Rohit Sharma, the captain, was aware of how difficult the assignment was. He is aware that an inning like Yadav’s on Sunday cannot be duplicated in every game. It was a unique jewel that carried India on the day and concealed the flaws in the team’s composition.

Later, Rohit acknowledged to the public that India was still not performing at the expected level. “There are several regions, but our death bowling is joining the celebration. Those two who arrived, Harshal and Bumrah, did so after a lengthy absence. It’s difficult to bowl in Australia since you know their middle and lower order. I truly don’t want to investigate that. They will take time; they are arriving after a break. I’m hoping they can find their rhythm again.