Legendary Australia quick-bowler Glenn McGrath picked the tougher opponent to bowl to between India cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies batting nice Brian Lara. Hailing Lara’s capacity to sew collectively large innings on a extra constant foundation, particularly in opposition to Australia, McGrath felt the southpaw was the more durable batsman to bowl to compared to Tendulkar. However, he did concede each batsmen have been ‘equally good’ however Lara’s consistency in opposition to Australia tipped the dimensions in his favour.
“That was Brian (Lara). He never changed his game,” McGrath was quoted as saying by TOI. “I may have got him out 15 times, but he also scored big hundreds and double hundreds against us when both me and Warnie (Shane Warne) were playing together for Australia.”
“When it was his day, he could do absolutely anything. Sachin was equally as good, but there was something about Brian where he could just keep going and he was slightly harder to bowl to than Sachin. He was more fearless,” he added.
McGrath additionally backed India tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah to shake off his lean patch in New Zealand. After going wicket-much less within the three-match ODI collection, Bumrah may scalp only one wicket within the first Test in Wellington. McGrath acknowledged typically its powerful for gamers to make immediate impression away after getting back from damage.
“India have got a quality batting and bowling attack. (Jasprit) Bumrah, I am a big fan of him at Test level. He has been amazing at the shorter versions of the game too. I was surprised to see him so far down the order in the rankings, he has been injured a little bit of late,” McGrath informed reporters in Mumbai on Wednesday throughout a Tourism Australia occasion in sync with the T20 World Cup, which the nation will host in October.
“Bumrah is exclusive. The approach he goes about it—quick run-up, powers by way of the crease, can swing the ball, good management and good tempo—(even in) second or third spell. I don’t have any points with Bumrah. He is getting back from damage. Sometimes it takes a short time so that you can get again in.