Gambhir said- Bumrah and Shami can trouble Australian batsmen
The first match of the three ODIs series between India and Australia will be held on 14 January
Dainik BhaskarJan 13, 2020, 03:01 PM IST Sports Desk. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has described Indian captain Virat Kohli as a better batsman than Australian player Steve Smith. Gambhir says, 'Kohli is much better than him in terms of white ball cricket. There is no comparison between the two. ”Gambhir told a sports channel ahead of the ODI series between India and Australia that Bumrah and Shami could put the Australian batsmen in trouble.
On Smith, Gambhir said, "I want to see what number Smith will bat in the series. Will they send Smith to number 4 or make him bat number 3 and send Labushane to number 4. '
Praised Shami and Bumrah
Praising Indian bowlers Bumrah and Shami, he said, "I am really excited to see how these two boys bowl against top batsmen like David Warner and Aaron Finch on flat wickets in white ball cricket." The good thing is that they have speed. Through this, they can get wickets with the wind fast. "
It was a mistake to keep Shami out in the World Cup semi-finals
The former opener said, "It will be great to see both (Shami and Bumrah) bowling one after the other. However, it is a bit unfortunate that Shami did not play in the World Cup semi-finals. It was probably the worst decision taken during the entire World Cup.
Raised concern about middle order batting
Gambhir also raised concerns about the batting of the Indian middle order during this series. He said, "Australian bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will not allow batsmen to land at number 5, 6 and 7." You may have scored in front of Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, but this task will not be so easy in front of such a strong opposition team. So everything will depend on how the top four batsmen of the playing eleven perform. "