India’s formidable tempo assault is probably not as efficient as New Zealand quick bowler Neil Wagner in bowling bouncers throughout its tour of Australia, based on wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.
Wagner bowled a barrage of bouncers and dismissed Australia’s three main batsmen — Steve Smith, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne — a mixed 10 occasions in a Test collection between Australia and New Zealand final season.
India is now making ready for a four-Test tour of Australia this summer season. “Teams may try it but I don’t think it will be as successful,” Wade informed cricket.com.au.
“I don’t think anyone in the game has bowled bouncers the way he bowled and been so consistent, and not gotten scored off while also picking up wickets. I think we’ll see it a bit (from India) but I don’t think it will be as effective as Wagner. He’s done it for a long time now to be honest I’ve never faced a bowler who is so accurate at bowling bouncers.”
Wade mentioned the collection towards Virat Kohli’s males might be one of many hardest challenges for Tim Paine’s facet because it acquired collectively as a bunch. “Everyone, although they might not admit it, is looking towards that Indian series. It’s going to be hard work. They (India) are a fierce team. They’re as hard a team as I’ve ever played in terms of the way they compete.
“Led by Virat, you can see the way he goes about it on the field, you can see what it means to him and he drives all those guys, they jump on the back of him. It’s going to be as big a challenge as this team has faced for the 12 months we’ve been together.”
India must cope with Steve Smith and David Warner within the 2020-21 Test collection. – GETTY IMAGES
Though it achieved its maiden Test collection win Down Under in 2018-19, India might be dealing with a sterner problem when it returns to face an Australian facet bolstered by the presence of Smith and Warner alongside an in-form Labuschagne.
Australia has since 2018-19 received the Ashes after a drawn collection in England and crushed New Zealand 3-Zero at home earlier this yr. During India’s tour of Australia, each Warner and Smith have been serving their one-year ban for ball-tampering.