Jeff Thomson Highly Praises Jasprit Bumrah For His Brilliant Pace Bowling

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Jeff Thomson Highly Praises Jasprit Bumrah For His Brilliant Pace Bowling 

Jeff Thomson Highly Praises Jasprit Bumrah For His Brilliant Pace Bowling
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Former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson recently lauded the no.1-ranked ODI pacer Jasprit Bumrah. He has claimed that Bumrah’s raw pace can burn the opposition.

The entire cricket world is praising the Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his consistent successful bowling in every cricket format. The 68-year-old Jeff Thomson has now joined in this list. Thomson highly likes Bumrah’s unorthodox bowling that has become a headache for the present world-class batsmen.

Jeff Thomson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Jeff Thomson

Thomson recetly told PTI, “Bumrah is really good. He is someone, more that he has bowled, the better he has got. That’s how it should work.

“He has got raw pace to burn opposition as and when he wants to but he mixes it up. And he is awkward too to read. I haven’t seen batsmen reading him well. He is unorthodox and that’s what makes him different.”

The 25-year-old right-arm pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah made his international cricket debut in January 2016. Since then, he has played 10 Tests, 49 ODIs and 42 T20Is where he has picked up 49, 85 and 51 wickets respectively.

Jeff Thomson is hopeful about Mitchell Starc

The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is going to begin soon. England and Wales are getting ready to host this tournament from 30th May to 14th July. A total of ten teams will participate in this competition while the record five-time World Cup winners Australia will play as the defending champions.

Thomson is worried about the left-arm Australian pacer Mitchell Starc‘s present form. However, he believes that Starc will be an essential factor for Australia in this Cricket World Cup.

Jeff Thomson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Mitchell Strac (Image Credit: Twitter)

Thomson said, “I hope Mitchell Starc is on song during World Cup as of late he has been all over the shop like last summer.”

Mitchell Starc played a crucial role for Australia to win the previous Cricket World Cup (2015). Starc was the Player of the Tournament in that competition after finishing as the joint leading wicket-taker in that tournament. The left-arm pacer bagged 22 wickets in that tournament (the New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult also took 22 wickets).

Thomson has claimed that Starc is the precious man for Australia. The former pacer has also said that Starc needs to bowl quick and accurate to find his form.

Thomson added, “Starc, if he can bowl well can be as good as anybody in the world. He is a precious man, he needs to bowl quick and at the same time be accurate. He gave too much away in the past.”

Jeff Thomson about the other Australian bowling attack

Thomson believes that the Australian right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood should feature in the upcoming Cricket World Cup. However, Thomson has enough faith in the present Australian bowling line-up.

Jeff Thomson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood (Image Credit: Getty Images)

He said, “Pat Cummins is not a problem in my books. He has talent. We don’t have Hazlewood but he could have been there. Still I would say our bowling attack is pretty good.”

Australia will begin their upcoming Cricket World Cup journey on 1st June. On that day, the defending champions will face Afghanistan at Bristol.

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