In one of the most awaited series in which Team India will tour Australia, the players and fans have already expressed their excitement. Several former Cricketers including the likes of Rahul Dravid, Brad Hogg and Gautam Gambhir have already expressed their belief in the Indian bowling attack. The former cricketers feel that India's bowling unit is their biggest strength in their line-up, which will visit Australia later in December this year to play a 4-match Test series.
In the recent development to the series, Australian star opener Marnus Labuschagne believes that it will be a great challenge for the Australian team to face the bowling line up of India. He further added that Australians will have to be wary of the threat posed by Jasprit Bumrah.
“They are all good bowlers which comprises Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and others, but it will be very hard to get past Jasprit Bumrah”- the right hander reported to PTI (news agency) in an exclusive interview.
“He has the ability to consistently bowl around 140 kmph and swing the ball when conditions are suitable. He is also able to angle the ball back in at the stumps. You always want to test yourself against the best. Jasprit is probably the leader of that attack,” added Labuschagne.
The 26-year old further spoke on how Ishant Sharma’s phenomenal growth as a bowler in the last couple years makes him a potential threat too for the Aussies.
“Ishant has been very good during the last couple of years. Coming over here and angling the ball back to the right handers, that would be a good challenge for us definitely”.
“I have played one Test against India in Sydney. I have a bit of experience of facing their attack in that Test and later when I came to India for white-ball series.Naturally, when you do well, then people start picking your game, working on how you play. So, I have to make sure that I understand my game well, so when Indian bowlers come at me, I have to ensure that I am one step ahead,” the Australia batsman added.
Marnus Labuschagne has scored 1459 in the 14 Test matches he played for Australia at an Jaw-dropping average of 63.43 and strike-rate of 56.53. He has a high score of 215 in test cricket to his name.
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