Former Indian speedster Venkatesh Prasad has said that Jasprit Bumrah is one of the finest fast bowlers in the world because of his excellent economy rate.
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly one of the best pacers in the world at the moment. Bumrah has made a big impact in all three formats of the game and is a go-to bowler of Virat Kohli in Test cricket, ODIs as well as T20Is. Also, Bumrah has already picked 101 Test, 108 ODI and 59 T20I wickets.
Talking about Bumrah, the Former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad said:
“Bumrah is one of the best in terms of economy. But it is not just about pace. It is about variations and reading situations.”
Prasad further lauded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel who was the leading wicket-taker in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and said:
” Harshal Patel was one of the best bowlers of the IPL last season even though he is not the quickest, but he is able to read the game,”
Jofra Archer Who Bowls 150-plus But Still Bowls Variations – Venkatesh Prasad
England pacer Jofra Archer who is currently ruled out of cricket for an entire year due to an injury is known as one of the best modern generation pacers. Also, the South African pace duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are two of the fastest bowlers currently in world cricket.
Talking about the above-mentioned bowlers’ Prasad told that the reason behind the success of the pacers is not just the fast-paced deliveries but the variations they bowl. He stated:
“There are a few South Africa bowlers also, Nortje and Rabada are also doing well. And there’s Jofra Archer who bowls 150-plus but still bowls variations,”
Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will have to play a big role in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 if South Africa wants to succeed in the mega event. South Africa after playing warm-up games will commence their Super12s journey with a battle against Australia on 23 October.
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah will be seen in action in Super12s when India lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan on 24 October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.