Jasprit Bumrah
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Jasprit Bumrah might be the leader of the current Indian pace attack in Test cricket but former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra believes that another Indian bowler is not too far behind from him. He also said that other pacers around the world are as good as the Bumrah if not better than him.

Jasprit Bumrah has picked up 11 wickets from three matches in this series so far. This also includes a fifer in the first innings of the Cape Town Test. Shami incidentally has picked 13 wickets so far in the series and has looked better than Bumrah at times.

There Are Equally Good Bowlers In World Cricket As Jasprit Bumrah: Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra. Image Credit-Sportstar.

“Jasprit Bumrah has impressed a lot. There is no doubt but I would still say that in world cricket, there are certain equally good bowlers. One of them is his teammate, Mohammed Shami. I don’t know the exact stats but one thing is for sure, that if you ask me to pick one bowler bowlers between the two, I still can’t say it’ll be Bumrah with my eyes closed,” Nehra said on Cricbuzz.

“Because if you leave aside the five wickets, the way Shami’s game was unfolding was terrific. Shami has the qualities to get a set batsman out on any surface. He isn’t far behind Bumrah in any aspect” he further said.

Meanwhile, Nehra picked Jofra Archer saying that he is not too far away from Bumrah in terms of impact. The England pacer is currently recovering from a long-standing elbow injury that has kept him out of the game for a length of time now. Archer missed the T20 World Cup last year, followed by the Ashes series.

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Again, I’m not going on stats, there is one more bowler who is currently injured. If you speak of skills, and if he is in rhythm, it’s Jofra Archer. His skills too are second to none. But yes, coming back to Bumrah, if you talk about top bowlers, even if you are to trim the list, Bumrah’s name will be there,” the former India quick said.

Meanwhile, the third Test match between India and South Africa is evenly poised with India leading by 143 in their second innings. They lost two quick wickets in the first session of day 3. Virat Kohli (28) and Rishabh Pant (51*) have added 72 together with the visitors on 130/4 at lunch on day 3.

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Anshuman Roy

A Cricket And Sports Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.