India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been at his personal best in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 leading the bowling unit single-handedly. He will once again be at the heart of India’s bowling in the semifinal clash against New Zealand on July 9 (Tuesday) at the Old Trafford in Manchester. But Bumrah, who is playing his first World Cup, has set his eyes on the coveted trophy on July 14.
Bumrah key for India in the semifinal and final
Bumrah has been in scintillating form as crushed Sri Lanka to take India to the semifinals topping the points table leaving behind defending champions Australia. He claimed two wickets with the new ball removing both the openers to put the Lankans under pressure. While Angelo Mathews bailed the innings in the middle, Jasprit Bumrah was once again superb at the death to restrict Sri Lanka to 264 runs; thus, returning with three wickets. It never looked threating to India as Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul scored centuries to set the stage before Virat Kohli took India home.
The top-ranked ODI bowler has so far picked 17 wickets – the highest by an Indian in this World Cup and has been economical throughout the tournament. His impeccable display of bowling at any stage of the game has earned him praise from all over the globe. From Sachin Tendulkar to Daniel Vettori to Michael Clarke, everybody has become a fan of Bumrah’s bowling.
The young seamer will look to keep up the excellent in the final two games of the World Cup. While they have to overcome the New Zealand hurdle before the final clash, Jasprit Bumrah has already set his eyes on the illustrious trophy. The historic Lord’s Cricket Stadium will host the finals of the 12th edition of the World Cup on July 14.
“Eye on the prize,” Bumrah tweeted.
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— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) July 8, 2019