It is a no hidden fact that the pitches in Australia are known to assist fast bowlers. The basic nature of the 22-yard roadway in the middle has always helped bowlers bowl with hot pace and juicy bounce! Like in England and South Africa, bowlers have loved to bowl in the bowler-friendly conditions Down Under!
Jasprit Bumrah wasn’t in the scheme of wickets on Day 2 of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval; nonetheless, the youngster wasn’t to be held back in sending down feisty deliveries. Cheteshwar Pujara Takes Same Number Of Innings To Complete 3000, 4000, and 5000 Runs as Rahul Dravid Did in Test Cricket: Check Comparison.
Bumrah bowled a 153 km/h delivery in his first spell, signalling of what has the right-arm fast bowler has in store for the Aussies! If that is not what has amazed you, the speed of the bowler was quicker than any bowler who had bowled in the match so far – Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Shami. India vs Australia Sledging Video: Rishabh Pant Downplays Banter With Pat Cummins on Day 1 of 1st Test at the Adelaide Oval.
Jasprit Bumrah Beat Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Ishant Sharma and Others!
Jasprit Bumrah hasn't bowled with much success but the right-arm quick sent down a ball that clocked 153 kmph in his first spell.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 7, 2018
Be it Irfan Pathan of yesteryears, Ishant Sharma on his debut tour, or Umesh Yadav during the previous trip; the Indian bowlers have always tried to give the opponents a taste of their own medicine, by looking to bowl at an express pace! However, this time it was Jasprit Bumrah who impressed one and all by his neck-breaking speed. India vs Australia 2018 1st Test Video Highlights: Poor Batting Leaves Virat Kohli & Co in a Lurch on Opening Day.
Talking about pace, bounce, and bowling-friendly conditions in Australia, it will be interesting to see which side makes the most of the bowling-friendly wickets Down Under. Will it be India or Australia, is for time to tell; however, given the form that the Indian pace quartet is in, it will be an exciting series ahead, for the fans!