Former India National Cricket Team player Ajay Jadeja heaped praise on the star pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his remarkable spell in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series against Jos Buttler-led England at the Kennington Oval, London on Tuesday, July 12.
The 28-year-old pacer bagged 6 wickets in the match in 7.2 overs to help India restrict England to a below-par total of 110 and India won the match by 10 wickets. Also, his 6/19 bowling figures is his best bowling figures in ODI cricket.
During a discussion on Sony Sports, Jadeja talked about Bumrah dismissing Jason Roy (0) and Joe Root (0) in his first over of the match. He also said that the premier pacer didn’t give the batters a chance to be comfortable in the middle. He said:
“Five or six batters play in any team, so if you send out 33% of them in the first over, it is such a big impact. And the two players who he got, Joe Root is their pillar. He didn’t give the batters a chance at all to be comfortable.”
Jadeja added that the conditions at the Kennington Oval were favorable for the pacers. He asserted:
“The conditions were definitely favorable but they were favorable for others as well. When the Indian batters played, you got to know the significance of that even more. He did not bowl the short ball, neither was he cut nor was he pulled.”
I have probably not seen anyone better than him – Ajay Jadeja on Jasprit Bumrah
Former India National Cricket Team player Jadeja further talked about Bumrah dismissing explosive England batter Liam Livingstone in different circumstances in the third T20I and first ODI. He elaborated:
“He understands the conditions very well. It is the same Liam Livingstone, whom he had dismissed with the slower one in the last match, it was a brown wicket and that was required there. Here it was swinging, so here with the swing.”
“Jasprit Bumrah’s speciality is that he has the speed and swing, but what to do in which conditions, I have probably not seen anyone better than him.”
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