Australia vs India 2018/19: Indian Bowling Attack Was Seriously Good – Tim Paine
Somewhere in hailing Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant, the analysts missed out praising Indian bowling attack. Perhaps, all the cricket pundits are pretty concerned about the Australian batting lineup rather than the bowling department, which they are facing. Speaking of the same, the Australian skipper Tim Paine terms Indian side is world-class.
Jasprit Bumrah has been the revelation for India while Mohammad Shami was once again consistent for the team. During the course, Ishant Sharma also chipped in whenever there was a requirement of a breakthrough. They not only picked up wickets but also kept things tight, which helped spinners bowl freely.
Three Indian Quicks have been superb – Tim Paine
The Australian skipper believes that none of them given enough recognition to the Indian bowling attack, who have been exceptional. He feels that all of them have been world-class in their approach, which made breathing hard for Australian batsmen.
In the meantime, he hailed Marcus Harris and Travis Head, who showed guts while facing them. He feels that those two guys are the positives for the Australian side before heading into their next series.
“This (Indian) attack was seriously good, I don’t think in Australia we have given them enough credit for how relentless they are. The three quicks bowled pretty good pace, they are relentless in pressure,” Paine said after the fourth and final Test at the SCG ended in a draw for India to clinch the series 2-1.
“So, it was hard work batting against their attack for seasoned Test players. For Marcus Harris and Travis Head to show they have got the game to make runs against the best attack in the world is a real positive,” he said while talking about his batsmen who had performed reasonably.
Well, as Tim Paine said, Indian fast bowling department is the real force to reckon with. Jasprit Bumrah, Shami and Ishant kept it really consistent to make things happen for India.
In particular, it was Jasprit Bumrah, who looked pretty uncomfortable for Australians to play in the middle. Shami has also been brilliant in handing key wickets whenever it was required.