After losing the series by 2-1 by Australia which at once looked Australia was about to white washed the tourists but the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell has changed the course of the match as the home team (Australia) has unable to chase the target 303 in the third ODI game at Canberra.
It was complete one sided series as Australian batting stalwarts David Warner, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell were the highlight of the series. If one fails the other one has played the anchor role against the in experience bowling line-up of team India.
With 370 plus in the first two games Australian bowlers have less pressure as the opposition has already surrender without any having strong batting line-up apart from Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. While in the third game the most of the Australian players were given rest with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis and David Warner (who is injured but return before the test series start).
Even the star players Australia has performed like predator in the final game of the series – which somewhere easily defined why they are called as most dangerous team to play against in their own territory. Having said, sweep cricket bring to you to take a look at the three players who flopped in the series.
It’s very hard to see a bowler of Mitchell Starc calibre is unable to pick wickets on the fast tracks of Australian pitches. In the first two games Starc was very economical in his spells while in the third game he was dropped for the team.
In the recent times when cricket is dominated by batsman all the way it is difficult to survive as a fast bowler. But Starc has turned into complete left-arm fast bowler of this era who on his day put the greats of game into the shambles.
With into the 30s and the another series is about to start Mitchell Strac will definitely look make an impact to end his career on the high note and before the test series start sends the threat to the Indian batsman what will be about to come when they face the very best in the business on the Australian pitches.
Probably the biggest reason India has lost the series to Australia by 2-1. With the kind of consistency and hunger to score runs Virat Kohli nowhere near the standards in the series he has set for himself as a batsman or a captain. Without the key players Virat Kohli was complete disaster in his captaincy decisions from bowling to batting.
Virat Kohli will be part of T-20l sereis and one test match at Adelaide and will definitely look to redeem back from Australia after the one day series loss. There is no doubt Virat Kohli is great batsman but with the questions over his captaincy he will definitely like to give answers to critics in his style of flamboyant batting.
If Indian batting is dominated by Virat Kohli then here is the frontline bowler Jasprit Bumrah who is the torch-bearer of this in experience Indian bowling line-up. But imagine what will happen if Jasprit Bumrah is unable to pick wickets the result would looked like what it was after the ODI series against Australia.
In the first two games Jasprit Bumrah was unable to stop the Australian as they have scored 370 plus two times. While in the third game he took 2 wickets with the crucial wicket Glenn Maxwell otherwise Australia could’ve easily won the third too.
In the 3 games Jasprit Bumrah was unable to pick even 7 wickets with the another reason India has lost the series to Australia. Without being much depth into the bowling Jasprit Bumrah is only positive thing for team India on the tour for the upcoming matches and hope he will return back to provide much needed resistance to team in the difficult times.