Former Australia cricketer Brett Lee has picked Indian National Cricket Team pacer Jasprit Bumrah as one of his top three fast bowlers for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. Bumrah will be essential to India’s success when the tournament begins on May 30 as he has been in the last 18 months.
Bumrah will one of the best in the World Cup: Lee
Since making his debut in 2016, Jasprit Bumrah has been a force to reckon with. He has taken 85 wickets in 49 one-day internationals with an outstanding economy rate. The Indian selectors have picked Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah along with Bumrah as the three specialist fast bowlers. They will have to be on top of their game to do the job for India on a pitch which has very little to offer to the bowlers.
Cricketer turned commentator Brett Lee heaped praise on young Bumrah ahead of the upcoming World Cup. He called Jasprit Bumrah the best in the business and picked him as the best pacer in the marquee tournament. Besides Bumrah, Lee picked compatriots Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins as the other two fast bowlers who will do well at the quadrennial tournament.
“What a wonderful bowler,” said Lee to cricket.com.au. “He’s got a good record, wonderful yorker, good pace. “You’d have to stick with Mitchell Starc,” Lee added.
Furthermore, Mitchell Starc, a left-armer, had suffered a chest injury last February and is nearing peak fitness. Brett Lee also lauded Pat Cummins who has done well for Australia and will be responsible for Australia’s success in the World Cup. Starc won the player of the tournament award with 22 wickets in the last season while Cummins picked 17 wickets.
“He’s still got that quality. When that pace is up he’s hard to go past,” Lee said of Starc. “Pat Cummins has got pace, accuracy, variations. He can do it all,” he concluded.