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Australia won't be overawed by Bumrah presence

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Norma Godinho
Last updated on: January 10, 2020 16:35 IST

The visiting Australians are wary of the threat Bumrah could pose in the series starting in Mumbai on January 14.

Australian cricket coach Andrew McDonald along with captain Aaron Finch during a press conference in Mumbai on Friday

IMAGE: Australian cricket coach Andrew McDonald along with captain Aaron Finch during a press conference in Mumbai on Friday.. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI

Australian captain Aaron Finch on Friday said it is important for his team to not "overplay" the Jasprit Bumrah factor as the ambitious visitors gear up to face India in a three-match ODI series.

India's lead pacer Bumrah is returning to action after a three-month injury lay-off, and the visiting Australians are wary of the threat he could pose in the series starting in Mumbai on January 14.

 

"I think, more and more 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," Finch said during a media interaction in Mumbai.

Opening the innings with the dashing David Warner, Finch will be facing Bumrah first up.

"He is obviously a fantastic bowler and someone who, when you are not playing against him, you love watching him bowl. He is fast and aggressive and his execution is pretty spot on.

"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," Finch said.

 

 

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