Ahead of the third ODI between India and Australia on March 22 in Chennai, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram praised India’s top batters Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, stating that they are exceptional players who can make adjustments in their game.
In the second ODI played at the Dr. Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakapatnam, India suffered a 10-wicket loss to Australia, as the visitors claimed victory with the help of Mitchell Starc’s five-wicket haul and top performances from openers Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head.
The two teams will face off in the third and final ODI of the series on March 22 at Chennai.
“Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul; all these guys are great players. Rahul won the last match for India. It’s not just them who get trapped to the left-armer’s angle, others fall too, especially when the ball comes in. And the pitch on which the match was played, I felt as if I was watching the game in Australia,”
Mitchell Starc is one of the best in the world: Wasim Akram
Akram mentioned that the ongoing series is becoming interesting as it stands at 1-1. He observed that the ball was moving in both directions during the Vishakapatnam match, which made it more challenging for the players. Furthermore, he praised the exceptional performance of the Australian bowler, Mitchell Starc, who took five wickets during the match.
“It was a small match, Australia played well. The series is shaping up nicely at 1-1. But I supposed that the ball was seaming on that wicket. Although Australia scored those runs quickly, I saw a couple of overs from Siraj, the ball was seaming both ways.There are days that belong to the bowlers as well; congratulations to Mitchell Starc for bowling so well, snuffing out three wickets at the top and then take two more wickets. There is no doubt that he is a great bowler, one of the best in the world. So it was his day,”
Akram further added.
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