Jasprit Bumrah (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP)
Jasprit Bumrah (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP)

South Africa captain Dean Elgar warned his team to be wary of the Indian pace attack as he identified Jasprit Bumrah as the biggest threat for the hosts.

Notable that Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut in the last South Africa tour 2017-18 and also took a match-winning fifer at Johannesburg though India lost the series by 1-2. However, Elgar believes that things have changed since the last tour.

Jasprit Bumrah Would Be The Biggest Threat For The Proteas, Feels Dean Elgar 1
Dean Elgar file photo (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

“He (Jasprit Bumrah) is a world class bowler. If there is one bowler who can exploit South African conditions pretty well, it would be him. But again, we don’t focus on one guy. Indian as a whole is a pretty, pretty good side.” Dean Elgar spoke in a media interaction.

“They’ve been a pretty good side for the last two to three years and have toured very well of late,” he added further.

Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (Photo-Getty)
Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (Photo-Getty)

In the last 2017-18 tour, the Indian bowling line-up picked up 20 wickets in each of the 3 Test matches. It’s just the lack of runs that cost India in that series. Virat Kohli was the lone warrior for Indian batting as the Indian skipper scored 286 runs in 3 matches and finished as a leading run-scorer from either side.

However, the left-handed opener isn’t much worried about India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Elgar is confident that their batters will counter him in these conditions.

“I do not think Ravichandran Ashwin has had much success in South Africa which is okay for us. You cannot really compare to the success he has had against our batters in India because conditions are so different. We have to focus on our game plan, each player has been working on his individual game plan,” said Dean Elgar.

Dean Elgar had a brilliant start as Test-captain as South Africa beat West Indies by 2-0 in his first assignment as full-time captain.

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