GL v MI Star Wars: Aaron Finch v Harbhajan Singh

While Aaron Finch may fancy attacking sumptuously, as usual, Harbhajan Singh will look to outfox and contain such combustible opponents.

A plunderer of all kinds of attacks will be up against a frugal off-spinner of decades of international experience. While Aaron Finch may fancy attacking sumptuously, as usual, Harbhajan Singh will look to outfox and contain such combustible opponents. The Australian smashed 72 off 34 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes to make a mockery of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling attack on Thursday. Pace or spin, all variety of bowlers were punished.

It was, however, a spinner (Pawan Negi) who eventually got his wicket. In a country where spin plays a formidable role in all forms of cricket, a potent spinner can find ways to bamboozle batsmen, especially when batsmen are frequently looking to attack. While Finch may be a decent player of spin, he is also grown up on and familiar with the hard wicket of Australia, using and negotiating pace to score his runs. Against Harbhajan, who has a jaw-dropping economy rate of 5.88 so far this season, Finch may not find it as easy as on Thursday.

However, Harbhajan has only four wickets to show for his 26 overs bowled. Not too long ago, the offie had been rewarded for his Indian Premier League exploits with a national call-up. On Saturday, he will look to increase his wickets tally. Will he snaffle Finch before his rampaging act?