Is Indian bowling toothless without Jasprit Bumrah?

Tahir Ibn Manzoor / 22 February 2018
Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is a strong force in India cricket with the ball

To be honest, we did not expect street-smart Jasprit Bumrah making it to the Indian Test fold. And it came sooner than expected on the platter. It was one of the biggest surprises Indian cricket has thrown in the year 2018. Not because of his unorthodox approach, but more about his impact and dominance in the backyard.

It’s the timeline about the rush of the adrenaline. It is to talk about the bowling stock of India which has thoroughly improved in the recent past.

Tactically, Jasprit Bumrah could have been saved for the best as an attacking bowler.

If not in England where he made his appearance in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, but Australia could have been his Test affair. However, Bumrah is on the pedestal to learn plenty from the Test circuit.

The promising youngster Bumrah has already left a burgeoning impact in the limited-overs cricket and has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders before setting his horizon on the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

The 23-year-old has been in the spotlight for his ability to deliver best in the death overs.

Bumrah, who might seem you easy on an action, has reinvigorated Team India with the white-ball

Taking somewhat a leaf out of Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga’s book, Bumrah has been working extremely hard to practice the yorkers which subsequently saw him excelling as the death-overs specialist.

Absolutely, when it comes to the prominent face it goes back to Jasprit as Bumrah is the latest example of excelling in the gentleman’s game.

Talking about the fact, Jasprit Bumrah has been remarkable with the ball and he himself admitted the tour to Rainbow Nation has been a learning curve for him.

From the duo spinners to Hardik Pandya, Bumrah is the right man to hit the block-hole. Intact with the ball, Bumrah could script the history with his amazing run in the top-flight cricket. He is a quick learner of the game.

Having bagged variations, Bumrah is rated top-notch bowler in the limited overs cricket. The wily customer has had made things miserable for the batsmen particularly in the slog overs.

Down to earth, but holds a mirror to show it to the world-class batters. He is as good as any bowler delivering during the peak of his career.

Bumrah might have struggled in between, but he has often stepped up to deliver for his team.

Holding his nerve, Bumrah is that sort of a character who has maintained his reputation to finish things off in style.

Nevertheless, India might have the prominent face in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is known for his seam and swing, India would require a bowler like Bumrah to deliver from-to-time.

Team India would be requiring the services of Bumrah, particularly in the limited-overs fold. Unerring with his accuracy, Bumrah has been a most sought-after name in Indian fold.

Let’s scrap the no-ball menace, Bumrah alongside Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar forms a spectacular trio owing to the bowling department which could script history in 2019 World Cup.

Owing to the summarization, Bumrah has been focusing on his game to deliver with chin up and his stock-ball has been a slower one with in-ducker leaving opposition totally surprised.

Watching him befuddling the batters, Bumrah has the bag of tricks with indeed makes Indian bowling line-up toothless without him.

The specialist has the specific skills which make him something exceptional for India in particular. And it would be fascinating owing to the bowling trait as India has already struggled with the bowling combinations.

The statistics might seem fodder for imagination, but Bumrah has lived up to the expectations. He did wonders for team India in his very short international cricket.

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