The Australian captain Aaron Finch before departing for India tour has said that they are mentally prepared to face the world’s best limited-overs bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia will be playing a short limited-overs series which comprises of three One Day Internationals starting January 14th.
The Indian spearhead Jasprit Bumrah who recently returned to international cricket against Sri Lanka in the ongoing T20I series is also selected in the Indian squad that will play Australia. When asked about the Bumrah factor to Aaron Finch, the Victorian replied that they will get more exposure when they face Bumrah repeatedly.
“I think, the more the 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
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.”
Australia will unleash the new batting superstar Marnus Labuschagne at no. 4 positions. After red-ball heroics, the middle-order batsman is all set to make his debut for Australia in the limited-overs.
Finch on Labuschagne’s entry in LOIs:
“If you look at his domestic ODI record, it is very good, he has batted in the top four for Queensland and the way our ODI competition is being structured for the last few years, there can be similar wickets in sub-continents. For him to be averaging 40 in domestic cricket is brilliant, and hopefully, he can bring that from the Test series. He takes enough time to refresh and recharge his batteries because playing here can be tough.”
Last time these two sides met in India, Australia won the 5-match ODI series 3-2 after losing the first two matches of the series.