Sanjay Bangar, a former all-rounder for India, said that Jasprit Bumrah’s addition would ease India’s bowling problems in the current three-match T20I series against Australia.
Bumrah was rested for the first game of the series as the team’s star bowler was selected for the home series following a protracted injury absence.
In the first Twenty20 International on Tuesday in Mohali, India set a record total of 208 against Australia. The massive total, however, proved to be too much for the hosts to handle as Australia smashed it in 19.2 overs. Axar Patel was the sole bowler with reasonable stats as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Harshal Patel were brought to the cleaners.
When Harshal returned from his injury layoff, he appeared sluggish, but India did not take the chance of starting Bumrah in the first game of the series because captain Rohit Sharma said the lead pacer needed a little more time to be match-ready.
He is at the peak of his career: Sanjay Bangar
Sanjay Bangar said that Jasprit Bumrah’s addition would ease India’s bowling problems in the current three-match T20I series against Australia.
“He brings a different edge to the bowling unit altogether. He is at the peak of his career, the peak of his prowess. His ability to execute yorkers, there were bowlers on both sides who tried to do that tonight, but they were not able to do it consistently.”
“That is what Bumrah does consistently, his ability to pick wickets through the middle overs and also test the batters with his yorkers and bouncers in the end overs,” Sanjay Bangar told Star Sports.
Due to workload management, senior pacer Bumrah has only participated in three T20 matches in 2022. The Mumbai Indians star, however, is anticipated to play a significant role in the remaining games of the series against Australia as India will be anxious to give Bumrah more match time before the T20 World Cup.