5 Indian Players who can Play a Key Role in the Upcoming Australian Tour

Best Indian Cricketers against Australia

India is just about to start with their Australian tour where they would be playing a series of 3 T20Is, 4 tests and 3 ODI matches. While everyone did have their own share of experts opinions in regards to the same, the teams for all the three formats have been selected and it would be interesting to see which of the players would be able to prove their mettle in Indian Jersey on Australian Soil.

On the other hand, the Australian team is coming around with all the negatives on their sides which include the absence of their key players due to Injuries and other random reason. Still, we cannot underestimate the power of Aussies at their own backyard and despite having everything going against them as of now; they still hold the prowess to make a great comeback out of nowhere. Although it would be interesting to see which side would come out better than the other one, let’s have a look the 5 Indian players who will play a key role in the upcoming Australian tour.

#1 Virat Kohli (Batsman)

Virat Kohli

You would hardly find a person who can doubt the capabilities of Indian batting Ace Virat Kohli. Kohli isn’t only the Captain of the Indian team on this Australian tour, but also the Best Batsman amongst the both teams currently. Apart from all this, Kohli has amassed more than 1000 runs in both ODIs and Tests against the Australian team at a staggering average of more than 50.

Kohli is coming on this tour after having some of the most brilliant performances against the recently concluded series against the West Indies which has made him bagged the Man of the series award. Apart from this, most of the Cricketing experts and fans are quoting Kohli as the biggest threat to the Australian team and the Opposition camp has already started making strategies against him.

#2 Rohit Sharma (Batsman)

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma can certainly be quoted as another very dangerous player against the Australian team and he is the only player in the travelling Indian team who holds an unbelievable ODI average of 66.38 against the Australians. Although he is not carrying the same kind of threat in the Tests as he has only scored 173 runs in his 6 outing against the Aussies , but can still prove crucial to Indian challenge against the Australians in both ODIs and T20Is.

While Rohit Sharma is all set to open for the Indian team in the ODI and T20 format, his role in the Test team is still under doubt. Still this magnificent player holds all the capability to prove his prowess while being one of the key players for his National team in the upcoming Australian Tour.

#3 Hardik Pandya (All-rounder)

Hardik Pandya is all set for being the Key all-rounder player for the Indian team in the upcoming Australian tour and even though last few months haven’t been that good for him in terms of his performances, his Medium Fast bowling along with Attacking batting down the order makes him the first pick for the All rounder’s role in the same Context.

Moreover, Hardik has often lived up to his name in most of the Foreign tours and he also performed quite well in the India’s Tour of South Africa , but his dismal performance against the mighty English team  in England only has given other players like Jadeja , a ray of hope to replace him in the Indian Squad. Still Pandya possess all the high end skills in both his batting and bowling which can play a crucial role confirming his selection as the First choice for an All-rounder.

#4 Jasprit Bumrah ( Right Arm Fast Bowler)

Jasprit Bumrah

In the wake of some average performances by India’s Frontline bowler Bhuwaneshwar kumar recently, Jasprit Bumrah has come up as the big hope for the Indian team in the upcoming Australian Tour. Not only he posses the nick of picking those crucial wickets at the start, he also holds all the expertise to be the best Death bowler for the Indian team in the current context.

Although we cannot deny to the fact that even Umesh yadav, Mohammed shami and Ishant Sharma can also come good for the Indian team for the upcoming Aussie challenge, none of them can be said as confirmed for playing for the team in all the three formats during the tour. This very much puts all the expectation and hopes on Jasprit Bumrah and it would be interesting to see how he gets through his job during this much awaited tour for his team.

#5 Kuldeep Yadav (Left Arm Spinner)

Kuldeep Yadav can certainly be ascertained as the “ X” factor for the Indian team in the Upcoming Australian tour. Although pitches in Australia are not that supportive for the Spinners in true regards, the way Kuldeep has performed in the recently concluded tour of England, has put his name right up there in the list of some of the key players for India going forth in all the three formats.

Not only he bothered some of the best English players in their own backyard with his splendid spell of Left arm spin bowling, but also created a new record for being  only the second  left arm spinner to grab a  5 wicket haul in ODI history. That was not it as this Chinamen bowler continuously threatened most of the English batsman in the whole series which was one of the biggest reasons behind Indian team grabbing the T20I series on English soil. Moreover, the English team has even brought in use a Bowling machine just to tackle the hard spin of Kuldeep and that was the level of threat he has created in the minds of the English batsman.

While we hardly get to see the traditional green tops across most of the grounds in Australia nowadays, Kuldeep can play a crucial role in making the most out of those hard wickets in the process for his team.

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