Jasprit Bumrah is the top bowler, but a puzzling spinner has taken India’s second highest wicket in T20Is against Australia. In T20 cricket, batsmen get the most headlines, while bowlers play a major role in the shortest format of the game.
India is ready to take on Australia in what promises to be a delicious series between two of the best cricket teams in the world. The series will start with three T20Is and as we’ve seen from the IPL, the bowlers can be the ones to make the difference in matches.
Australia and India struck 20 times in the first T20I, proving Virat Kohli’s victory 11 times.
Both India and Australia have world-class bowling alley. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this long-awaited competition. From the start of the series, we take a look at India’s top turf bearers in the shortest format of the game against Australia.
Unexpectedly, it’s Jasprit Bumrah who tops the ticket charts in matches between India and Australia. Its unconventional swingarm action and lethal precision have caused a lot of trouble for Australians over the years.
The 26-year-old is expected to be India’s top destroyer once again in the upcoming Down Under series.
Bumrah is undoubtedly one of the best T20 bowlers in the world and his numbers against Australia certainly support his quality. Bumrah has taken 15 wickets in 11 games against Australia at an economic rate of 7.45. He also has a healthy average of 20.45 with a best of 3 to 16.
Following his exploits at the recently concluded IPL 2020, Australia certainly won’t be eager to face him this summer.
While Ravichandran Ashwin not part of the T20I for India. It will be a great miss for India, as he bowled fantastically against Australia.
The 34-year-old is the third tallest carrier in the game between the two sides. Taking ten wickets with a 4.9 economy in nine games.
Ashwin’s economy rate of 8.43 is certainly not the best, and this explains why India no longer selects it for Q20Is. But as he demonstrated at IPL 2020, Ashwin is a proven winner in the shorter format.
In the foot steps of Ashwin is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he has good record with 8 wickets in seven matches again Australia. His swing and precision have surpassed many of Australia’s world-class hitters over the years.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has eight wickets against Australia with an average of 18.37. It also has an excellent economy rate of 6.21 and a best of 3/35.
Kumar will have missed India very much during the Australian tour this time. Although the Australian team will surely be happy that he is injured.
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