During the first ODI between India and Australia, all eyes were on the Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, who was making his comeback in the team after a long time. This was the first ODI of Jasprit Bumrah since the World Cup debacle last year.
The first ODI match between India and Australia turned out to be a disastrous one for the Indian cricket team after the Indian team was outplayed by the Australian cricket team in all the departments of the match.
As the Australians were given a modest target of 255 runs, a lot was expected from the bowling line-up of the Indian cricket team, who are known for their deadly attack on the opposition. However, it was a flop show from the bowlers as well.
Jasprit Bumrah who returned back to the after missing the second half of the year due to a back injury also failed to leave a mark with his bowling as he along the other bowlers went wicketless. Another worst part was Australians chased down the target in just 38 overs, courtesy to the blockbuster performances of David Warner and Aaron Finch.
It was a bad day for Jasprit Bumrah as not just he went wicketless but also confined more than seven runs per over.
Talking about the Australian openers, Aaron Finch and David Warner’s unbeaten 258-run stand made their team lead the series by 1-0. David Warner scored 128 runs off 112 balls, smashing 17 fours and 3 sixes. On the other hand, Aaron Finch scored 110 runs off 114 balls, where he hit the Indian bowlers for 13 fours and 2 sixes.
After the match, David Warner was asked about Jasprit Bumrah. He was all praises for the Indian pacer and even compared him to the legendary bowler Malinga. He said:
“It’s about being nice and still, I can’t imagine someone like Brett Lee running in from almost the boundary and just sort of staggering in there and all of a sudden 150km/hr, it takes a while to get used to it. That’s great skill from Bumrah, that’s how he’s always bowled as a kid growing up and you’ve just got to watch real hard, he’s got great change-ups as well,”
“If I’m to give any advice and I take this as well, you’ve got to be nice and still. His bouncers surprise you, his yorkers surprise you and then when he bowls the change-up it’s very, very difficult, it’s like when Lasith Malinga at his prime, he bowled 140km/h and swung them in but you knew you were going to get a yorker or a bouncer but it was how are you going to play that and that’s what’s so unique,”