Indian Team’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah is ready to take up the challenge against the ‘best’ Australia team in the coming tour, which is set to start from November 27 with the ODI series. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19, he was the joint highest wicket-taker with Nathan Lyon, and India also went to win the series for the first time on Australian soil.
Jasprit Bumrah ended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament while was the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians. Thus, it is positive news that the pacer is in good form ahead of the competitive tour.
Burmah is well-aware of the challenge and pressure while facing Australia put at their home. So, he is looking forward to testing himself against them.
“It will be interesting, always a challenge when you go to Australia and it is a well-fought series. You look forward to it as you always want to play against the best, you always want to challenge yourself and be in pressure situations,” he told ANI.
Jasprit Bumrah looking forward to pink ball test match:
As India and Australia will play the first-ever day-night Test match (pink ball test), Jasprit Bumrah is also ready for the new dare while he also hopes India ends the tour on a good note.
“Looking forward to it will be an interesting tour. Many new exciting things are also there, you have the pink-ball Test match. Hoping everything goes well and we will have a good time,” he said.
Talking about the ban on the use of saliva, the 26-year-old said that the new norm would not affect the bowler’s game in white-ball cricket but admitted that it is a disadvantage for bowlers in the extended format of the game.
“For me, it is not a big factor in white-ball cricket because the ball doesn’t swing anyway a lot and the seam movement is also not much in the shortest format. So you don’t look to shine the ball a lot and it can only come into play when the surfaces are dry and you can reverse the ball. I feel it is a much bigger factor in the red-ball format,” he pointed.
Three T20 Internationals will follow the ODI series while the tour will conclude with the Test series which will begin on December 7.