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Australia vs India 2018-19: 3 things India need to do to ensure a series win Down Under

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18 Dec 2018, 19:38 IST

2) Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in; Umesh Yadav out

It's about time Bhuvneshwar Kumar is given a chance Down Under
It's about time Bhuvneshwar Kumar is given a chance Down Under

Opting for Umesh Yadav over Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the Perth Test proved to be disastrous. Umesh was largely ineffective, bowling only a few good deliveries and leaking a lot of runs. That cost the team dearly.

Bhuvneshwar, the specialist seamer, has been out of action for the better part of 2018. This can be the best time to get him back into the team.

Bhuvi can get the new ball to swing and with his ability to bowl with the right line and length, he can be very effective. India could play with four seamers in the third Test too as spinners likely won't much get too purchase in the MCG. Besides, they will have the option of Jadeja too.

Apart from his bowling ability, Bhuvi can be handy with the bat as well. Moreover, with him being added to the lineup, India could also find it easier to get rid of the tailenders, an area where they have been struggling.

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