Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has said that the premier India pacer Jasprit Bumrah is a specialist inswing bowler and he should concentrate more on his stock ball.
Bumrah, who was India’s leading wicket-taker during the four Tests in England with 18 wickets in his bag, will be leading India’s pace battery in the 5th and last Test match of the series, which will be played at the Edgbaston, Birmingham from Friday, July 1.
Speaking on Star Sports’ Game Plan, Bangar said that the premier pacer Bumrah tries too hard to bowl outswingers and being an inswing bowler his focus should be on his stock delivery. He asserted:
“The one challenge for him is that sometimes he tries too hard to bowl outswingers. However, he is a specialist inswing bowler. He should not forget his stock delivery. He needs to use his variations like variations. So he must concentrate a lot more on his stock ball and also bowling fuller lengths.”
His length in Southampton was back by quite a bit – Sanjay Bangar on Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah struggled in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton, last year, and he went wicketless in the match. However, he made a strong comeback in the England Test series and finished as India’s leading wicket-taker.
Meanwhile, Bangar said that Bumrah’s length was “back by quite a bit” that’s why he didn’t taste success in the match against New Zealand. He elaborated:
“Before the four Tests in England, Bumrah also played in the World Test Championship final. In this Test match, which was basically the first one of the England tour last year, his length in Southampton was back by quite a bit. Because of this, he did not taste any success. After that, we saw a change wherein he pushed his length forward and started having a lot of success. He ended up having a very good series.”
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