The Indian cricket team is on a two-month long tour of Australia. On the Australia tour, Team India has the highest expectations from its three fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma as they took 48 wickets in the last series against Australia. It was because of these bowlers that the Indian cricket team created history by defeating Australia 2–1 on their own soil.
Thanks to Shami, Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, Team India bowled Australia seven times out of eight in the 2018-19 Test series. Together, these three took 136 wickets in the 2018 calendar year. With this, all three broke the records of Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner (130 wickets in 1984). Out of those 136 wickets, 45 wickets came in only the first three Test matches played in Australia.
But despite the great performance of these three bowlers, Team India may have to face trouble. India do not have a left-arm bowler in the Test series and the lack of it can hurt the team.
In the 21st century Team India has managed to perform as well as Australia, in which left-arm bowlers have played an extremely important role. Whether it was Zaheer Khan’s five wickets in Brisbane that brought a rhythm like captain Sourav Ganguly’s century in 2003-04, or Irfan Pathan’s two wickets in Sydney. After getting initial success by Pathan in Perth in 2007-08, RP Singh may have been wreaking havoc. In the 2003-04 Adelaide Test, Ashish Nehra also took some important wickets.
After these people in the second decade, no left-arm fast bowler could do anything special. Jaydev Unadkat, Khalil Ehmad, Barinder Singh Saran, Srinath Aravind or domestic star Aniket Chaudhary could not impress.
All right-arm fast bowlers are currently in the Indian team and here they fall behind the hosts Australia. Especially when Steve Smith, David Warner have returned and Marnus Labushan is in excellent form.
Former left-arm fast bowler of India Irfan Pathan said, “When it comes to fast bowling, there is no doubt that both teams are equal. India have a world class fast bowling attack. But I think Australia A little ahead because she is playing at home and she has a left-arm fast bowler in the form of Michelle Stark. ”
Both teams have excellent bowlers
From 1 January 2018, Ishant has taken 71 wickets in 18 Tests. Shami has taken 85 wickets in 22 Tests. Bumrah has taken 68 wickets in 14 Tests. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood took 59 wickets in 16 matches, Pat Cummins 107 wickets in 21 matches, Stark has taken 77 wickets in 18 Tests.
Stark did not do well in the last series played against India. He took just 13 wickets in four Tests. However, after this series, he took 45 wickets in eight Tests. He played seven of these Tests in Australia.
Mohammed Shami is not under any kind of pressure on tour to Australia, a big thing about fitness
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly praised Siraj, said- strengthened to face the situation