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'Batsmen will take time to get used to Bumrah's slingy action'

January 27, 2016 09:10 IST

Jasprit Bumrah of India reacts after taking an Australian wicket

IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah of India reacts after taking an Australian wicket. Photograph: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

The bowlers made it count in India's comfortable 37-run win over Australia in the first T20 game in Adelaide, with debutant medium-pacer Jasprit Bumrah leading the charge with three wickets.

And if former captain Sunil Gavaskar is to be believed, his unconventional slingy action is what could be a starting point to trouble the opposition batsmen.

Gavaskar, in fact, went ahead and advised the senior Indian bowlers to take a cue from the newcomer.

"The action is a help. The batsmen will take a little time to get used to the action. But length is good, he is bowling yorkers, he is bowling those fuller length under the bat deliveries, which the other bowlers haven't bowled," Gavaskar told NDTV

"I think that is what that the other experienced bowlers, who have been to Australia keep on making the same mistake over and over again, had done then they would have got results. So my honest advice to these experienced bowlers would be to watch Jasprit Bumrah bowl, see the length he is bowling and that is what you need to do when the batsmen are looking to slog you," he said.

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