Aaron Finch has some trouble facing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the world knows by now. In the three ODI innings in this series, Bhuvneshwar has had the better of the Australian National Cricket Team captain. In the first two matches, he got Finch bowled, while in the last one, Bhuvi had him plumb in front of the wickets. Meanwhile, the former Australia captain, Ian Chappell spoke the matter during the Melbourne game.
Facing Bhuvneshwar is worst for Finch now – Chappell
Ian Chappell, while doing the commentary, said coming up against Bhuvneshwar is the worst possible thing for Finch now. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has had used the tactics pretty well against his Aussie counterpart. In the three games, India’s new-ball bowler had kept it tight for Finch from the word go. Also, the Australia captain, in three matches, has scored 97 runs at an average of 16.17.
“It seems Aaron Finch has failed to read Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s line & length. Not just this match, but all the three matches. Having to face Kumar early on is the worst possible scenario for Finch.”
Moreover, not only Chappell, former Aussie captain, Dean Jones also talked about Finch’s technique. He suggested the right-handed batsman make necessary changes to it, just to avoid getting out LBW or bowled; the manner in which he got out in seven of his last eight ODI innings.
Chahal spun a web around the Aussies
In the third and final ODI of the three-match series, Yuzvendra Chahal wreaked havoc. Playing his first game of the Australian summer, Chahal bagged his maiden six-for in ODIs. At the iconic MCG, he achieved the feat, becoming the first spinner ever to take six wickets on the Australian soil in One-Day cricket. Meanwhile, courtesy his spell, India restricted Australia to 230 inside 50 overs.