India And Mumbai Indians Are Pleased To Have Jasprit Bumrah In Team: Ian Bishop
India's Jasprit Bumrah in action during the 2019 ICC World Cup | AFP / Dibyangshu Sarkar
India's Jasprit Bumrah in action during the 2019 ICC World Cup | AFP / Dibyangshu Sarkar
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India And Mumbai Indians Are Pleased To Have Jasprit Bumrah In Team: Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop, former West Indies fast bowler said that Team India would be pleased to have someone like Jasprit Bumrah who is sensational across all formats while speaking on ESPNCricinfo.

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah once again put his best foot forward against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2021 encounter last week, as he registered figures of 14/1 in his 4 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah’s spell was crucial in the sense that SRH had a target of 151 to chase, and David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had given the team a fantastic start.

Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop. (Photo by MICHAEL STEELE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Ian Bishop: Jasprit Bumrah Isn’t Invincible

Jasprit Bumrah restricted the run flow in his four overs, which built pressure on SRH batsmen, and eventually, they fell short of the target by 13 runs. Speaking on ESPNCricinfo, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop said that Team India would be pleased to have someone like pacer Jasprit Bumrah who is sensational across all formats. Ian Bishop also explained the reasons behind his success.

“He has had at periods when he has not been at his best and he has gone for runs. So it’s not like he is invincible,” Ian Bishop said.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credits: Twitter

“But he has such a great understanding on when to bowl what – those slower balls, those off-cutters when he goes for yorkers when he pulls his lengths back,” he added.

Jasprit Bumrah’s economy rate of 5.66 is 2nd best after Rashid Khan in IPL 2021. The 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020 has picked 3 wickets in as many games in IPL 2021 averaging 22.66.

Ian Bishop: India And Mumbai Indians Are Pleased To Have Jasprit Bumrah In Team

SRH collapsed from 129/5 to 137 in a space of nine balls as Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah denied the batsmen any chance of slogging in the death overs. Jasprit Bumrah bowled economically and just gave 14 runs in his fours overs including a wicket.

“That is similar to what Bhuvneshwar Kumar at his best can do when he is in good rhythm, and he is thinking through. Maybe not as good as Bumrah, but close. Jasprit is amazing when he is in control. I cannot imagine how please Team India and Mumbai Indians are that guy is fit to play across all formats,” Bishop signed off.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo | AP)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has dealt with a lot of injury issues for the past two years and was out of the national team due to injuries, was the team’s second-highest wicket-taker in the three-match ODI series against England with six scalps. The pacer was ruled out of the Australian tour after sustaining a thigh muscle injury while playing for the SunRisers Hyderabad franchise in the IPL 2020. The 30-year-old pacer made his comeback with Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played the last Test against South Africa in 2018 while his last ODI and T20I came in 2019 before the England T20Is and ODIs where he picked 4 T20I scalps and 6 ODI scalps.

While the present Indian pace bowling line-up has the likes of veterans Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in their ranks, which has sorted up a powerful pace-bowling side. In addition, the newcomers T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, and Mohammed Siraj make a pace attack to be respected and envied by other teams.