IND vs AUS series: Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke reveals that Jaspreet Bumrah's aggression will play key success for Team India against Australia in the much-awaited upcoming series which will be kicking from Nov 27. Clarke believes that India will get decimated by Tim Paine and Co in the forthcoming Test series unless Virat Kohli sets the tone before his departure. The Indian cricket team is currently on the Australian tour to play three ODIs, threeT20Is, and four Tests.
Michael Clarke said that Indian genuine quick Jasprit Bumrah's aggression will play a key role in India's chances of success. According to the ICC Cricket World Cup-winning captain, Bumrah would use that short ball consistently and regularly, as Jofra Archer did to Steve Smith in the Ashes, replied on Sky Sports Radio on Tuesday. Clarke feels that Bumrah will play key success for Team India in the forthcoming series.
Clarke also said that if India to have any chance of defending the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Team India will need Bumrah and Kohli both to set the tone in the white-ball series. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli will leave Australia after the first Test match on paternal leave.
'Hitman' Rohit Sharma is expected to lead the side in Kohli's absence as Run Machine Virat Kohli will be returning home to attend the birth of his first child after the first Test.
As Indian threatening pacer, Jaspreet Bumrah is quick, having a different action, so he might set the tone for Team India in the upcoming much-awaited series, and certainly, he tastes the patience of the Aussies batters like David Warner and Steve Smith, who will play their first series against India after the ball-temper run.
"These one-dayers and these Twenty20s is where Virat Kohli can really stand up and lead from the front. I think the tone he sets with this team will play a big role when he leaves, after the first Test match."
"If India doesn‘t have success in the one-dayers and the T20s, they are in deep trouble in the Test matches and they’ll get smoked 4-0, in my opinion."
Team India will be scheduled to play three T20s, three ODIs, and four Tests in Australia.
The first two ODIs are set to be held on November 27 and 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground before the final game of the series in Canberra's Manuka Oval. After that, the first Test begins on December 17 under the lights in Adelaide followed by the Boxing Day Test on December 26 at the MCG.