Days ahead of the three-match ODI series against India starting January 14, Australia skipper Aaron Finch said that Jasprit Bumrah is a fantastic bowler. Finch also praised the 26-year-old’s pace and aggression.
India’s lead pacer Bumrah is returning to action after a three-month injury lay-off, and the visiting Australians are wary of the threat he could pose in the series starting in Mumbai on 14 January.of Aaron Finch AP
“I think, more and more guys face him, the more exposure you get, the more you start to understand how he bowls. So it is important that we don’t overplay that too much,” Finch said during a media interaction here.
“He (Bumrah) is obviously a fantastic bowler and someone who, when you are not playing against him, you love watching him bowl. He is fast and aggressive and his execution is pretty spot on,” said Finch
Meanwhile, the skipper mentioned that it is important for his teammates to not overplay the Bumrah factor. He wants more and more guys to face the bowler so that they can understand his bowling.
Opening the innings with the dashing David Warner, Finch will be facing Bumrah first up.
“It is more about focusing on what we are as a batting unit against that and each player has different strengths and weaknesses. So (we are doing) what we have to do for mentally being prepared for that challenge,” Finch said.
Notably, Bumrah came back in the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Tuesday after a three-month injury lay-off and returned figures of 1 for 32.