Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Picture Credit: Getty

Last Update on: August 27th, 2023 at 02:29 pm

Former West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose heaped praise on the Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who recently made a comeback from injury in the Ireland series and led the Men in Blue.

Before the Ireland series, Jasprit Bumrah was out of the squad for more than 10 months and played his last match in 2022 after he suffered a back injury.

Bumrah’s return has already helped the Men in Blue with the bowling attack in the three-match T20I series against Ireland where he took two wickets in the first over itself.

While speaking to RevSportz, Curtly Ambrose applauded the Indian pacer and said that he is a fine bowler and that his return to the Indian Cricket Team will add more depth and variety to the bowling attack.

Ambrose added that Bumrah’s presence will make the Men in Blue favorites in the home condition since he will be delivering the death overs which is needed for the host of the ODI World Cup 2023.

While talking about his comeback from injury, Ambrose added that the Indian fast pacer should go a little slow in the upcoming few days since he has just returned from injury.

“Jasprit Bumrah is a fine bowler, and as he returns to the Indian team, it will add a lot of depth and variety to the Indian attack. And his presence in the World Cup will make India a favorites. He will bowl at the death and that’s what you need. Having said that, a comeback is never easy. Jasprit should go a little slow in the early stages. My advice to him would be to go gradually. If he starts to bowl full steam in every match, it isn’t the best way to go about it,” Curtly Ambrose said.

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He should give himself time to get back to full pace: Curtly Ambrose on Jasprit Bumrah

The former West Indies player suggested Bumrah to take some time to get back to full pace and make slow progress to return to his best.

“He should give himself time to get back to full pace, and take it a little slow on his return. That’s how he can get back to his best. However much he bowls in training, match situations are different. In matches, he shouldn’t rush himself to bowl like he used to. Once he has a few matches under his belt, he can do what he used to do before the injury,” Ambrose added on Jasprit Bumrah.

In the ODI World Cup 2023, Rohit Sharma-led India will start their campaign against Pat Cummins’ Australia on October 8th at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.