Ahead of the daddy Australia tour, the India skipper, Virat Kohli has shown full confidence in the right-arm pacer, Jasprit Bumrah. Meanwhile, the fast bowler can handle pressure in any situation and has claimed 46 wickets in 37 matches so far. He will also lead the pace attack and is very useful in death overs.
Need to focus on the game day – Bumrah
However, during the long tour, Australia will miss their crucial batsmen Steven Smith and David Warner. The duo is currently serving a ban for one year due to involvement in the ball-tampering scandal earlier this year.
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Meanwhile, India recently had a classy series against the Windies. Indian paceman, Jasprit Bumrah was a part of ODIs and T20Is, as he had claimed three wickets from the recently concluded T20I series against the Carribean side.
Moreover, Bumrah feels the wicket looks good to bowl and Kohli has taken the right decision of bowling first at the Gabba. The 24-year-old will solely focus on his pace, bounce, and swing. After getting placed in the red-ball format, Bumrah has also developed to deliver outswinger and good length delivery.
“The wicket looks good. It’s always a good feeling to come to a place that has pace, bounce, and movement off the pitch. I always focus on what I have to do on a given day; I don’t focus too much on the past. I used to play a lot of tennis ball cricket before playing serious cricket. So the yorkers and slower balls were developed there. But now I have started playing Test cricket. So I have developed the outswinger, a good bounce and the good length delivery as well.” Jasprit Bumrah said ahead of the beginning of the match.
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However, India will play three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs against Australia. Meanwhile, India after winning the toss had elected to bowl first. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has opened the bowling attack for the Men in Blues and will likely to put pressure on the hosts.