Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah could prove to be a decisive factor in the entire tour of Australia, which the tourists kickstart on the 27th of November in Sydney in the first of three ODIs. The three T20 internationals and the much-awaited four-Test series against Australia will follow the ODIs. Jasprit Bumrah is looking forward to challenging himself against the best cricketers in the world.
Jasprit Bumrah could not be at his best in the tour of New Zealand, especially in the ODI series in which he could not pick any wicket. Nevertheless, the 26-year old has bounced back with a sparkling performance for IPL 2020 champions Mumbai Indians. Bumrah picked up 27 wickets in 15 matches at 14.96 while maintaining an economy rate of 6.73.
Jasprit Bumrah highlighted that any series is a challenge in Australia as it is always a hard-fought one. The right-arm seamer looks forward to the opportunity of being in pressure and thriving in the same.
“It will be interesting, always a challenge when you go to Australia and it is a well-fought series. You look forward to it as you always want to play against the best, you always want to challenge yourself and be in pressure situations,” Bumrah stated as quoted by Times of India.
I feel it is much bigger factor in the red-ball format: Jasprit Bumrah
The ban on saliva to shine the ball, which has been carried out to stop the spread of COVID-19, is not a significant factor in white-ball cricket, according to Jasprit Bumrah. Since the ball does not swing in limited-overs cricket and the seam movement also does not come into play, the bowlers don’t look to shine the ball. However, all these variables come into play in Test cricket as per Bumrah.
“For me, it is not a big factor in white-ball cricket because the ball doesn’t swing anyway a lot and the seam movement is also not much in the shortest format. So you don’t look to shine the ball and it can only come into play when the surfaces are dry and you can reverse the ball. I feel it is much bigger factor in the red-ball format,” he added.