Last Update on: October 2nd, 2023 at 07:07 pm
Former Pakistan National Cricket Team pacer Mohammad Amir has backed the 29-year-old India National Cricket Team speedster Jasprit Bumrah to play a tremendous role for Rohit Sharma & Co. in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held from October 5 to November 19 in India. The Rohit Sharma-led side will open their campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8.
Bumrah, who is the leader of India’s bowling unit, will have to be at his absolute best if he wants India to clinch the title and their ICC trophy drought. He made his comeback to competitive cricket in August 2023 after an 11-month hiatus and has looked in great rhythm.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir in an interview with TOI, said that Bumrah will play a huge role for India in the World Cup 2023. He said:
“Bumrah will play a huge role. He is the center point of their attack. Bumrah on his day and at home, is lethal. The way he bowls with the new and old ball is just amazing. It was a setback for India to not have him for more than a year. Now, he is back, India’s pack attack is world-class. He will play a big role for Rohit and India in the World Cup.”
Mohammad Amir Shares His Views On Jasprit Bumrah’s Workload Management
Mohammad Amir further talked about Bumrah’s workload management and the concept as a whole. He said that workload management is extremely crucial for players, especially for fast bowlers as they play a lot of cricket these days.
Giving his own example, Amir said that he consistently played for Pakistan for 4 years and he had picked up a lot of niggles and injuries, which affected his career.
“I support workload management a lot. Because it happened to me as well. When I took retirement from Tests after the 2019 World Cup, workload was the main reason. When I returned to cricket in 2016, I played consistent cricket for 4 years,” he said.
“My body had a lot of niggles. My performances went down, I couldn’t generate good pace, I started picking up injuries and my career was affected a lot. Workload management, especially for the fast bowlers, is very very important. Nowadays, cricket is being played for 10 out of 12 months every year.”
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to be played across 12 different venues in the country. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Mumbai, Pune, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram are the 12 venues for matches. Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will only host warm-up matches.