With the much-awaited Test series between the two giants of international cricket, India and Australia, is set to kick-off from December 17, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Steve Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne as they could dominate the headlines with their impactful batting display.
However, the former Australia cricketer, Allan Border feels it will be the bowlers who can make a difference with their performance in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Calling himself a big fan of Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah, Border said the 27-year-old pacer is capable of turning the tables in his side’s favour in crunch situations.
“I am a huge fan of Bumrah. We are talking of a guy who can win games for you fellows. I am worried about him because on our pitches you get a little bit of bounce and sideways movement, Border was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“But if he fires up like he did last time, get important wickets, ruffles a few feathers with the ball, I think he could be the real difference,” the 65-year-old legendary batsman added.
Impressed with Bumrah’s unique bowling action and his attitude on the field, Border termed him as a “lethal” fast bowler.
“He is a ripper. Love the way he plays cricket, always has a smile on his face. But he is lethal when gets his rhythm going.”
Virat Kohli-led side is gearing up to take on Tim Paine’s troops in the Day/Night Test at the Adelaide Oval.