Indian Fast Bowlers Eager To Take On Australia In Pink-Ball Test: Cheteshwar Pujara

Indian Fast Bowlers Eager To Take On Australia In Pink-Ball Test: Cheteshwar Pujara

Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, New Zealand vs India 2020, India
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The pack of Indian fast bowlers will be eager to take on Australia in the pink-ball Test Down Under, insists longest over specialist Cheteshwar Pujara. The unit spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah, which consists of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav has emerged formidable. At present, the Indian pace attack, is arguably the finest in the world.

The Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia will get underway from December 3. The second Test will be played from 11th with the third and fourth match to follow on the Boxing Day and January 3 respectively. The second Test in Adelaide will be a pink-ball affair.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. Credit: BCCI

Indian fast bowlers will be eager to play the pink-ball Test: Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara believes Bumrah, Shami and Ishant Sharma who already have the experience of playing pink-ball Test will be eager to play in Australian conditions. Pujara also added that it will be great feeling for the visiting team fast bowlers.

“(Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami and Ishant (Sharma) already have experience of playing with the pink ball. I’m sure all of them are eager to play with it, they must have enjoyed a lot in the Eden Gardens Test. Bowling with the pink ball in Australian conditions I am sure will be a great feeling for all our fast bowlers,” said Pujara on Sony Ten Pit Stop which was aired on the network’s Facebook page.

Mohammed Shami, Shoaib Akhtar
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Pujara had scored 571 runs in seven innings, at an average over 74 with three centuries in the historic series win for India in the Australian soil during their last visit. He, however, believes as a batsman playing the pink ball Test will be a different challenge as the visibility is quite different in comparison to the regular red ball.