Jasprit Bumrah is a World-Class Bowler Across Formats: Kane Williamson

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Jasprit Bumrah is a World-Class Bowler Across Formats: Kane Williamson 

Jasprit Bumrah is a World-Class Bowler Across Formats: Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Kane Williamson and his men have re-defined the apex of their cricketing journey in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series. The hosts have made a blistering comeback in the limited-overs series as they defeated the visiting Men in Blue 3-0. While New Zealand has been in their prime form, India lacked in their fielding and the lack of penetration by the ace bowlers cost them the game.

Besides, the top batting order of India itself was rendered defenceless against the brute force of the Kiwis bowlers. The absence of opener Rohit Sharma was clearly visible in the 50-over game.

However, the number of extras conceded by the bowlers and the lack of wickets had helped New Zealand to clean sweep India in the 50-over format. Thus, adding an unwanted record to the team’s name.

Virat Kohli, ODi Series, New Zealand vs India 2020, Jasprit Bumrah, Kane Williamson, India tour of New Zealand 2020,
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Talking about the bowling, India’s pacing spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah himself could not give the expected performance and bag wickets in the death overs. The world’s top-ranked pacer has been unable to take wickets ever since he returned after recovering from the injury.

Earlier, the pacer was sidelined from all the forms of cricket because of a back injury.

And ever since his return to the game, Bumrah has played six limited-overs games but could claim just one wicket till now. That one wicket from the pacer came during the three-match ODI series against Australia at home.

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While he couldn’t bag wickets under his belt, Bumrah had one of the highest economy rates in the three-games. Along with a maiden over, the Indian pacer gave away a total of 167 runs in the 30 overs with the economy rate of 5.57.

Kane Williamson refers to Jasprit Bumrah as a threat ahead of the two-Test series:

Even though Bumrah has been having a rough time since his return to the game, the New Zealand skipper refers to him as a threat in the upcoming two red-ball games.

Williamson stated that the Indian pacer is a world-class bowler and believes that Bumrah is threatening in any game if he has a ball in his hand.

Kane Williamson, Jasprit Bumrah, New Zealand vs India 2020, India tour of New Zealand 2020,
Kane Williamson. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“Ah no, the formats are so different. We know Bumrah is a world-class bowler in all of the formats, so he’s a threat when he has the ball in his hand and I don’t think there’s too much to look into it. He’s obviously back into his cricket after a period of time as well. But from what I saw, he’s bowling really nicely,” Kane Williamson said after the match ended.

Meanwhile, India will be taking another look at their Test cricket squad before they face the hosts in the first Test match beginning from February 21.

Whereas, the trouble for India might continue with Trent Boult, Neil Wagner being witnessed practising at the nets during the 3rd ODI.

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