Perth, Jan 8: Indian batsmen may have to be on guard against a new "outstanding finisher" in Australia's bowling line-up in the 5-match ODI series, starting on January 12.
The hosts have named 2 uncapped fast bowlers - Scott Boland and Joel Paris (left-arm) to face the MS Dhoni-led Indians. And according to wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade, Boland is exceptional while bowling at the end of the innings. (Non-bailable warrant against Dhoni)
Boland, the 26-year-old right-arm quick, has impressed for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 and Wade is hoping he can deliver the goods against the strong Indian batting.
"I sat down with him (Boland) 2 years ago and (said) if you looked around the country ... there wasn't really anybody that could really finish an innings," Wade was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia's (CA) website on Friday (January 8).
"Scott (Boland) was already pretty good at that with natural talent, then he's worked really hard over the last 18 months to hone those skills and be a finisher.
"That's probably got him picked in the Australian team. His death stuff has been outstanding. He'll own that and he'll hopefully dominate that for us," Wade added.
The first of the 5 ODIs starts at the WACA Ground in Perth on Tuesday (January 12). Boland, from Victoria, is set to make his debut in Perth. He has so far played 27 first-class, 28 List A and 13 T20s taking 89 wickets across all formats.