Former Indian coach and head of the cricket advisory board Madan Lal believes that the presence of rhythm spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in the game XI will give the visitors an advantage for the fourth litmus test at Gabba.
India’s injury woes have worsened with each passing day and last on the list is Bumrah as the fast pitcher has stomach strain. But the team’s leadership is clear that he will lead the attack in the series decider even if he is 50% fit.
Lal believes there will be new challenges for India in Brisbane, but Bumrah’s availability for the final test will boost visitors’ confidence.
“Brisbane as a pitch is different so I think the challenges will be there for the Indian team. And I think if Bumrah plays it will be good for the Indian team,” said Lal. ANI.
The Indian team will miss the services of Sydney test hero Hanuma Vihari, however, as he has a grade 2 tear in his right tendon. While Vihari’s hamstring problem was noticeable, few knew that even Ashwin had back problems on Monday morning. It was later revealed by his wife Prithi on social media.
Lal said India could be deprived of the services of some big players and reserve players could have a chance to feature in the game’s longest format for the final match of the series, which saw both teams to give everything.
“There are a lot of problems in front of the Indian team. More than half of the team is injured, the best players are injured, and the absence of big players will definitely be there. From now on, it looks very difficult for them to form. even a game 11. In the event of injury, the reserve players will have the chance, ”he stressed.
“I think if Ashwin is in good shape and if he plays it will be very good news. You will know more about the injuries and the team by tomorrow,” he added.
Earlier today, Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun was seen discussing the tricks of the trade with pacemakers Bumrah and Shardul Thakur. In a series of photos shared on the official Twitter account of the Indian cricket team, Bumrah can be seen with a ball in hand discussing game plans with coach Arun and Shardul Thakur.
The team was also seen in a clique in Gabba, where Shastri was seen giving a pep talk to the boys. “After an epic fight in Sydney, it’s time to regroup. We have started our preparations for the Final Test à la Gabba! #TeamIndia #AUSvIND,” tweeted the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI).
The Indian attack has already lost Mohammed Shami – broken hand – and Umesh Yadav – calf injury – during the current series and with the series level at 1-1, skipper Ajinkya Rahane is hoping Bumrah is ready to go full blast on Australia’s fastest ticket window.