Jason Gillespie praises Jasprit Bumrah
Ahead of India tour of Australia, Jason Gillespie praises Indian strong bowling department which could pave victory for the Virat Kohli side.
The Indian cricket team has depth in the fast bowling department that is the envy of the cricketing world currently. The journey has been long and arduous. From a team that used to rely on spinners for winning matches, India’s fast bowling has transformed miraculously from bits and pieces to genuine match-winners.
India has a strong bowling department
In the previous tour of Australia, it was the Indian bowlers who delivered immense success for India. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav all combined brilliantly as India took 70 wickets in the four-Test series while Australia managed just 60. The result – India achieved their first-ever series win Down Under.
In IPL 2020, the likes of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah put up a brilliant show, with Bumrah ending with 27 wickets and once again showing his class. Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie believes Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the greatest bowlers across all three formats.
“They all bring their different ways of doing it (bowling fast). I think the Indian pace attack now is as good as they’ve had in a long time. That’s no disrespect to the guys who came before them. But they are a fine bunch now. (Jasprit) Bumrah is going to be a superstar once his career finishes. He will go down as one of India’s greatest in all three forms of the game. There’s no doubt about that,” Gillespie said in an interaction with Sporststar.
Aggressive Indian bowlers
The current Indian team a tough opposition to deal with is the fast-bowling attack that skipper Virat Kohli has nourished under him comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, among many others.
“Mohammed Shami has been excellent. Ishant Sharma has shown what an adaptable player he is. He has had a few ups and downs but has shown real resilience. He is always trying to better himself. India should be proud of how he has stuck to his task and found ways to reinvent himself. And then you’ve got other guys like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvi is injured at the moment. Hopefully, he will be fit soon. Umesh Yadav has added a yard of pace, hasn’t he,” Gillespie said.