Before India and Australia resume a long and bitter cricketing rivalry come tomorrow, we dissect the top 3 bowlers from India’s side who will play an instrumental role for their side in the Adelaide Oval test. Making the cut for the list of India top 3 bowlers from the Indian camp are Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Keeping in mind the fact that a good amount of grass would be left on the pitch come matchday, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will hold the key to India’s fortunes on the field. A pitch that won’t offer too much pace and bounce will be more suited to India with Bumrah and Shami looking to exploit the most of the conditions that will be reminiscent to the ones prevalent at home.
We take an in-depth look at India top 3 bowlers for the first test match, taking a look at their recent bowling performances and record over 2018.
At the forefront of the menacing bowling line-up is Jasprit Bumrah. Having grown in stature, Bumrah has worked on his game, bringing to his skill set the ability to bowl both good lengths, yorkers and slower ones. His ability to swing the ball both ways will be vital to India’s fortunes in the four-match test series. A bowler who steps up in crunch situations, India will be banking on him to be at his enigmatic and scrumptious best with the red ball.
BOWLING CAREER SUMMARY: Matches 6 Wickets 28 Best 5/54
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Being preferred over Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami’s recent good performances including a three-wicket haul against Cricket XI Australia in the warm-up match see him make the matchday squad. With stellar performances on pace friendly English pitches, Shami is expected to repeat the feat in Australia and will be looking to pair up well with Bumrah.
Record In Last 5 Test Innings Abroad
- 0/72 vs England on September 7, 2018
- 2/110 vs England on September 7, 2018
- 2/51 vs England on August 30, 2018
- 4/57 vs England on August 30, 2018
The Indian team management have decided to go ahead with Ashwin, benching Kuldeep Yadav in the process for the first test match in Adelaide. For both India and Australia, their top 3 bowlers include their wrist spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Adam Zampa. The Adelaide Oval offers the best returns for spinners in all of Australia. With a carpet at play where the ball will spin and grip, Ashwin will be looking to get his fair share of purchase and spin the opposition’s batsmen in a web.