The opening ODI between India and Australia is set to happen at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Jasprit Bumrah will be leading the bowling unit. Leading a bowling attack can be intimidating for a 26-year-old, but not for Bumrah. He says that he loves challenges and playing against the best in the business, which brings out the best in him.
"It will be interesting, always a challenge when you go to Australia and it is a well-fought series. You look forward to it as you always want to play against the best, you always want to challenge yourself and be in pressure situations," he told ANI in Dubai during the business-end of the IPL.
Burmah has played on Australian pitches, so one would expect the bowler to feel at home in Australia.
"Looking forward to it will be an interesting tour. Many new exciting things are also there; you have the pink-ball Test match. Hoping everything goes well and we will have a good time," he said.
Bumrah also believes that the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball that has come in with an eye on the coronavirus spread will have a significant role to play in the five-day format compared to white-ball cricket.
"For me, it is not a big factor in white-ball cricket because the ball doesn't swing anyway a lot, and the seam movement is also not much in the shortest format. So, you don't look to shine the ball a lot, and it can only come into play when the surfaces are dry, and you can reverse the ball. I feel it is a much bigger factor in the red-ball format," he pointed.
India and Australia will play three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests against each other. The Test series will be a part of the World Test Championship.
(With Agency Inputs)