The Indian team did not have a good outing in the inaugural final of the World Test Championship. The pace unit of New Zealand dominated the proceedings and the Indian batters did not get the opportunity to bounce back. On the other hand, the fast bowling tandem of India too couldn’t reap many rewards with only Shami chiming in into the scenario.
The speedster Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless in the match and a lot of criticism was hurled at him. Though he did not look at his best in the WTC final, over the years he has been an important cog of team India’s wheel. Thus former India batter and now commentator Akash Chopra spoke on Bumrah’s stint with the ball in the WTC. He stated the reasons behind Bumrah’s struggle considering the English conditions.
On his YoutTube channel, Akash told that Bumrah is one of his kind and is a special bowler. About his bowling, Chopra asserted that Bumrah keeps his hand straight while bowling, and thus his deliveries do not swing. He also had his say on how it is important to move the ball in England as it comes slightly slower post pitching.
“He keeps his hand straight, so the ball goes absolutely straight, doesn’t swing much. In the first half of the English summer, you need to make the ball move a lot more because the ball comes slightly slower after pitching. Then it becomes slightly easier to play,”
Chopra optimistic on Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling
Akash Chopra believes that Bumrah will seal all the holes and would bounce back in the England series. He expressed that one need not talk much about the pacer and be patient to watch his rise. Chopra also further opined that because of the experience they possess, Shami and Ishant bowled more overs than Bumrah and that might have been the reason for them outplaying him a bit.
“In the second half of the English summer, if you bowl at this pace, the airspeed comes very handy because the ball starts reversing. Let’s be patient, a one-off game for Bumrah. I am not going to read too much into his performances,” Chopra added.