Mohinder Amarnath Feels Jasprit Bumrah’s Fitness is Crucial for India at the 2019 World Cup
Former Team India all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath conceded that prominent paceman Jasprit Bumrah holds significance in the marquee event. The 2019 World Cup is around the corner, and Amarnath believes Bumrah is player who could play an essential role in India’s success at the ODI showpiece.
Meanwhile, India is set to kick-off their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa in Southampton.
“He (Bumrah) is a fantastic bowler and he is very awkward; he has got a lot of variation, a crafted bowler. And I think he is very crucial from India’s point of view,” PTI quoted Amarnath as saying.
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Amarnath believes Bumrah is a vital cog in the wheel for India to make an impact in the upcoming World Cup.
Furthermore, the former cricketer added Bumrah’s consistency has had reaped the rewards for the youngster.
“He has to stay fit what I personally feel and he will make a difference (to India’s campaign). He is very consistent with line and length,” Amarnath stated.
Amarnath remarked that Virat Kohli-led side has experience which would eventually help in the forthcoming World Cup. Also, he reiterated that they need to deliver at the earliest.
The veteran cricketer himself represented India at the 1983 World Cup in England, maintained the fresh approach has to be there. Also, he maintained that it’s all about the approach.
“I think we (India) have the potential, the players, experience and they have to click at the right time. And whatever they have played and all that, that is in the past, it is a fresh tournament, fresh matches and it is like playing like new games, new preparation,” said Amarnath.
Following the culmination of the twelfth edition of the World Cup, Amarnath said IPL is a different format.
Hardik needs to step up: Mohinder Amarnath –
Amarnath heaped praises on Hardik Pandya, but at the same time, wants the talented all-rounder to prove his credentials in the 50-over format. He suggested him to take note of the conditions and play as per the demand.
“We should not compare IPL preparation to a World Cup. IPL is a different format, different kind of cricket. He (Hardik) is a young guy and getting better with time and experience and all that. (But) he has to prove himself in this format (50-over), that he can fit in as a genuine all-rounder. He has the potential and he can do the job. But you have to access the situation and play according to the situation,” added Amarnath.
Besides, Amarnath has featured in 69 Tests and 89 ODIs for India between 1969 and 1989.
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