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3 players from India's T20I Squad who might struggle in English conditions 

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#2 Umesh Yadav- Fast Bowler

England v India - 2nd Vitality International T20
England v India - 2nd Vitality International T20

Umesh Yadav has been named in both the T20I and the Test squads for Australia and this shows the faith the team management has placed on him. He is set to partner Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammed Shami as fast bowlers in the side as India will most likely play 3 pacers in England conditions. His stats in England, though are not too convincing and indicate that he might struggle a bit in the World Cup.

In 10 ODIs, he has picked up just 11 wickets and averages a poor 43 for a teams' strike bowler. His economy rate of 6.02 also suggests that he hasn't been consistent with his line and length. With Bhuvi already claiming one of the opening bowlers' slots and Bumrah almost certain to play, Umesh has to fight for a place in the side with Mohammed Shami and must perform well in Australia if he wants to harbor hopes of place in the World Cup squad.

#3- Dinesh Karthik- Wicketkeeper-Batsman

MS Dhoni's absence in the T20I squad raised a lot of eyebrows as well as questions. It meant that India is getting prepared for life without MS and should start looking for other options.

This also meant that Dinesh Karthik gets yet another chance to prove himself on foreign soil, something which he has not managed to do so far. He is being considered for the World Cup but his stats in England suggest otherwise.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik

DK has managed to score just 155 runs in 11 innings in England in ODIs and averages a below par 22.14 at a strike rate of 75.85 which begs for improvement.

His heroics in the Nidahas Trophy haven't been seen since and he has to fight for a place on the bench leave alone a starting spot. Rishabh Pant, on the contrary, has almost secured his spot and Karthik must prove himself in Australia if he wants to play in the World Cup.

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