Last Update on: January 10th, 2020 at 04:38 pm
Ahead of the 3-match ODI series against the Indian National Cricket Team, the skipper of the visiting team Aaron Finch stated that it is important for his team to not “Overplay” the Jasprit Bumrah factor. The first ODI of the series will start on January 14th at Wankhede Stadium.
After 3-month Injury lay-off, the top-ranked bowler Jasprit Bumrah set to make a return to ODI form of the game. The visiting Australians are wary of the threat he could pose in the 3-match ODI series. The Australian captain was all praise for Bumrah, who returned to the Indian team for the T20I series against Sri Lanka, after nearly six months.
Jasprit Bumrah is obviously a fantastic bowler – Aaron Finch
Speaking of Jasprit Bumrah, Aaron Finch stated that Bumrah is one of the few bowlers, who can be a joy to watch when he is in action. However, he doesn’t want that to happen against his side when both the teams lock horns in 3-match ODI series.
“I think, the more the guys face him, the more exposure you get, the more you start to understand how he bowls. So, it is important that we don’t overplay that too much,” Finch said during a media interaction here. “He is obviously a fantastic bowler and someone who, when you are not playing against him, you love watching him bowl. He is fast and aggressive, and his execution is pretty spot on.”
“It is more about focusing on what we are as a batting unit against that and each player has different strengths and weaknesses. So (we are doing) what we have to do for mentally being prepared for that challenge,” Finch said.
Battle between Bumrah and Labuschagne is going to be really exciting –
The excitement over impending India vs Australia ODI series has started to build, with fans anticipating a top battle between the bat and the ball. While many are excited to see how Indian captain Virat Kohli will fare against Aussie speedster Pat Cummins, visiting captain, Aaron Finch admitted being excited about the Jasprit Bumrah vs Marnus Labuschagne battle.
“It is going to be really exciting (battle between Bumrah and Labuschagne). His domestic record is pretty good, he has played a lot on used wickets back home, so it is similar to playing in India. Hopefully, he can bring the form from Test series to the limited-overs. He would be ready to go,” Finch told reporters.
Australia’s last tour of India had come in February, March 2019 when Australia had won both T20Is and the ODI series 3-2. Virat Kohli’s men would look to do better this time around while hoping to make progress in the ICC ODI rankings.