Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson heaped praise on Indian National Cricket Team pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his excellent show so far in the Test series against Australia. The right-arm pacer so far has bagged eleven wickets form two Test matches against Australia. He is now the second-highest wicket-taker in the series behind Nathan Lyon (16 wickets).
Moreover, in South Africa, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Hardik Pandya picked a total of 50 wickets in 3 games. In the next tour of England, the Indian pacers returned with 61 wickets. Bumrah made his debut during the series against South Africa. However, he finished it with 14 wickets in three games including a five-wicket haul.
Johnson shower praises on Bumrah
Mitchell Johnson revealed who he thinks is the best bowler in the Indian team. Johnson also praised the Indian pace attack and also had given some advise to the bowlers. But from all the pacers, he had picked Jasprit Bumah as the best bowler. Johnson who played with the Indian star for Mumbai Indians had said that Bumrah is hard to choose because of his action and consistency.
“There is no doubt that they have bowled well as a unit over the past year or so and regularly picked 20 wickets in overseas conditions. They just need to assess the conditions and the pitch better and hit the right length quickly. Ishant Sharma has been around for a while. He is hitting the bat hard, which is a good sign but needs to be more consistent with his line. Mohammad Shami has a smooth action and has the ability to surprise batsmen with the occasional short ball. Umesh Yadav seems to have added a yard of pace but does not swing it much these days, but the bowler who impressed me most is Jasprit Bumrah,” Mitchell Johnson told The Times of India.
“He has a unique action but is very consistent with his line and length. He hardly bowls a loose delivery, which means he is hard to score off and any batsman will think twice before taking him on. The pressure he creates at one end often leads to wickets tumbling at the other end,” Johnson concluded.
However, the four-match Test series is currently leveled at 1-1 with two more games to go. India will clash off against Australia for the third Test commencing from December 26 at Melbourne.