Ashwin and Bumrah bring Twenty20 unorthodoxy to the Test stage | Barney Ronay

India’s two premier bowlers have lit up the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by tormenting Australia with skills honed in the IPL

They’re coming for you. They’re coming for you. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin – they’re coming for you. As cricket struggles into another bubble-bound year of living dangerously, and even as Thursday’s Sydney Test has been menaced by Australia’s Covid-19 surge, the four-match Border‑Gavaskar Test series feels like a beacon of light.

Not just for its seesawing results, a genuinely vivid tussle between two nations vying with New Zealand for a spot in the ICC World Test Championship decider at Lord’s. But also for its tone and texture, the sense of Australia’s batsmen being hunted down by two bowlers of unorthodox, entirely India-branded brilliance.

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