The previous year had witnessed the incredible rise in the graph of the fast bowling department. Across the globe, the game of cricket had witnessed the fast bowlers delivering the goods more often than not for their respective teams. The likes of Pat Cummins, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchel Starc and a few more have given tough times for the batsman on the field irrespective of the formats.
Amidst all the fast bowlers, the players, who regularly caught the attention of the cricketing fanatics were Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and Jofra Archer. The trio had a sensational 2019, rising through the ranks in world cricket, across the formats. Cummins picked as many as 99 international wickets in 2019 to finish the year as the highest wicket-taker.
On the other hand, Jofra Archer burst into the England squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 and played Ashes Trophy 2019. Now, he has become a regular player for England, across the formats. Much to the same, Jasprit Bumrah made a massive impact for India with his skills. Within a short time, he became number one ODI bowler and had a stellar stint in Test form of the game for India.
I enjoy fast bowling – Jasprit Bumrah
Speaking of the same, Jasprit Bumrah stated that he never gets jealous of any fast bowler, who delivers the goods. Instead, Jasprit Bumrah likes to enjoy the fast bowler’s display on the field, even if that comes against the Indian team.
“I don’t look at it that way, no. I enjoy fast bowling. I am not the kind of guy who will get jealous. If good fast bowling is happening, I will always watch, and I will have fun. Even if somebody is bowling really well against us,” Bumrah said when he was asked about any fast bowling rivalry in the making between Jofra Archer, him and Pat Cummins.
Currently, Jasprit Bumrah is with the Indian National Cricket Team, who are preparing for the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The first T20I on January 5th at Guwahati will be his first game, after being out on the sidelines for four months with a back injury. Bumrah has not played for India since their tour of West Indies that came right after the World Cup in 2019.