Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir said that India has world class bowlers and should be able to trouble the Australia batsmen who apart from Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith look vulnerable.

Australia batting line-up is very fragile at the top, says Gautam Gambhir. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gambhir said that India has world-class bowlers in the form of Bumrah and Ashwin
  • He also added that Umesh Yadav has plenty of experience to do well in Test match situations
  • If the batters score even 275 runs in the second innings, these bowlers can defend it: Gambhir

Team India will be out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Boxing Day Test on Saturday and will look to make amends from the game in Adelaide, and former India batsman Gautam Gambhir believes that India has the bowlers to trouble the Australian batting line-up.

He also added that the Australia batting line-up is very fragile at the top and India should look to exploit it.

“With the kind of batting line-up that Australia have, they are very vulnerable at the top of the order. They are very fragile, apart from Labuschagne and Smith. Travis Head is very vulnerable. Cameron Green will probably be playing his second Test match.

“Tim Paine, yes, he has done well in the previous game, but he has his own shortcomings as well, and then you are into the bowlers. So apart from two batters, No.3 and No.4 there is a lot of fragility. So, India can actually look to exploit that,” Gautam Gambhir said on Sports Today Youtube.

Jasprit Bumrah is a world class bowler, says Gambhir

Gambhir also said that India has world-class bowlers in the form of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin. He also added that Umesh Yadav has plenty of experience to do well in Test match situations.

“When you have got people like Jasprit Bumrah who are world-class, when you have Ravichandran Ashwin, you have Umesh Yadav who has played over 35-40 Test matches. So you expect Indian bowling line-up to actually come good.

“It is for the batters to put runs on the board and don’t think about putting 400 on the board, look to get 275 and give something to your bowlers. Because you have these world class bowlers and 275 is good enough.

“You have got someone like Jasprit Bumrah who can probably win a game as well in his five-spell. Other bowlers need to complement him, they should not leak runs,” Gambhir added.



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