Shane Warne comes up with a worrying stat for the Australian fast bowlers
This will raise some serious questions.
Updated - Jan 3, 2019 3:57 pm
The ongoing Test series against India has exposed Australia’s weaknesses big time in their own backyard. While many are lashing out at the lacklustre batting effort which is obviously missing Steve Smith and David Warner, their bowlers have also struggled. The former Australian cricketer Shane Warne who has been pretty vocal in this series has come up with a glaring stat which will worry the fans as well.
The battle was always going to be between Australia’s bowlers and the Indian batsmen, especially Virat Kohli. With the way things are panning out at the moment, the visitors are winning it hands down. Cheteshwar Pujara has smashed three centuries so far with the latest one hitting in Syndey today and Kohli also resisting a lot.
Despite the fact that Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon have bowled extremely well, the new-ball duo of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc hasn’t lived up to the expectations.
No leg-before dismissals for the quicks
The Australian bowlers are known for their hostility along with the discipline. Hazlewood is known to make early inroads by pinning the batsmen in front of the stumps thanks to his accurate line and length bowling. But in the ongoing series against India, the hosts’ pacers have bowled a massive 2592 balls and only 205 of those were going on to hit the stumps.
To make things worse, they haven’t affected even single leg-before-wicket (LBW) dismissal compared Jasprit Bumrah’s six. Overall, Australia have only one lbw against their name while India have eight after the first three Tests. Shane Warne pointed out the same after the first day’s play of the fourth and final Test of the series and raised serious questions on the pace attack.
“Not a good stat/fact for this series. Aust’s quicks have bowled 2592 balls & only 205 balls would have gone on to hit the stumps. India have 8 LBW’s (Bumrah has 6), Aust 1 (Lyon has the 1), yep that means not one LBW for Aust’s quicks. So not just the batting that’s struggling,” his tweet read. Even the former captain Michael Clarke joined in the discussion and was shocked to know the same.
Here are the tweets:
Not a good stat/fact for this series. Aust’s quicks have bowled 2592 balls & only 205 balls would have gone on to hit the stumps. India have 8 LBW’s (Bumrah has 6), Aust 1 (Lyon has the 1), yep that means not one LBW for Aust’s quicks. So not just the batting that’s struggling
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 3, 2019
That is an unbelievable stat… only one LBW in the series for the Aussies….. https://t.co/yzNgFzsWXD
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) January 3, 2019