Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has not had the most productive match in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton. Jasprit Bumrah received the nod to play in the big match along with Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. Apart from his reasonably good bowling without wickets, the 27-year old also caught the eye when he went back to the dressing room after delivering the first over on day five.
The reason why Jasprit Bumrah went back to the dressing room was to wear India’s regular Test jersey instead of the World Test Championship one. The right-arm seamer delivered the first over of the day, returned to the dressing room, changed the jersey and came back on the field. With that, the fans have been speculating why Bumrah did so.
But after a few moments, he came back donning the World Test Championship jersey itself. Meanwhile, the 27-year old has been the most expensive bowler so far. Even though Bumrah’s economy on day five has come down to 2.25, it was more than three at the close of the third day without any wicket to his name. Nevertheless, the Ahmedabad-born seamer has been unlucky as the chances he created haven’t landed in the fielder’s hands.
A wicket would do Jasprit Bumrah’s confidence a world of good:
With Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami claiming one wicket each thus far, India would want a breakthrough coming from Jasprit Bumrah as well. The 27-year old, who has five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa, and the West Indies, can run through any side. With the old ball, Bumrah can generate reverse swing too; hence, India would be hoping for that magic. Virat Kohli would desperately want to get Kane Williamson, the Kiwi captain, who has survived more than 100 balls now.