IND vs AUS 2020-21 series: Former left-arm quick Zaheer Khan predicts that ‘Bowlers will decide the fate of India-Australia contest’ as both the teams possess the world's finest bowlers in respective squads. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli-led Indian Cricket team slipped to the second position in the latest rankings released by The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) while Australia leading the Points Table now.
The Indian cricket team is in Australia for the much-awaited series that includes three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals followed by four Tests. The tour will be kicking off with the ODIs on November 27. According to Zaheer Khan, the bowlers will decide the fate of this summer's India-Australia contest. With the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins, to name a few, up to their ranks, both India and Australia have formidable bowling attacks.
The exciting rivalries between Indian batters and the Aussie bowlers in the upcoming series, starting on November 27. The Indian team consists of the red-hot pacer in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini who have all the abilities for picking up wickets on regular intervals which makes Team India a well-balanced side. Australia, on the other hand, the Australian team has Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc as fast bowlers while Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Swepson are the two spinners in the squad.
Zaheer said “The Australian pitches have always had good bounce and pace, so I think the area which will decide the ODIs, T20Is and Tests will be the bowlers and how well the team bowls as a unit to restrict the opponent to a lower total on the scoreboard,” said Zaheer, who was part of the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian team.
“Now with the return of Steve Smith and David Warner to the Australian side, the Indian team is definitely going to face a stiffer competition than their previous tour Down Under,” the former India fast bowler said in a release issued by official broadcasters of the series, Sony Pictures Sports Network.
At the moment when someone talks about the top-level bowlers in the world, all the names that come in our mind will be on the pitch for this series" he further added.
Sony on Friday also announced the return of its show 'Extraaa Innings', which will feature former players like McGrath, Manjrekar, Ajay Jadeja, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer, Nick Knight, Mohammad Kaif, Murali Karthik, Vivek Razdan, Ajit Agarkar, and Vijay Dahiya apart from Harsha Bhogle, Arjun Pandit and Erin Holland.