Former England cricketer Dominic Cork has said the Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah is a dream player for any captain.
In the last four Test matches against England, Bumrah has scored 18 wickets, the highest among Indian bowlers, and he was just behind English matchmaker Ollie Robinson, whose score is 21.
In the second innings of the oval Test, Bumrah got the important wickets from Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow that helped India write England’s batting collapse when the hosts were bowled out for 210.
Jasprit Bumrah is the diamond you want in your team all the time: Dominic Cork
Bumrah beat English captain Joe Root in the Headingley Test, where he kept the ball low while trying to bowl an insinger. Bumrah also got Root’s wicket at Lord’s which opened the gate for India to win the match in an exciting way.
Dominic Cork praised the Indian fast bowler and said that Bumrah is enthusiastic about bowling for longer periods and that he is a dream bowler for any captain.
“What Jasprit Bumrah brings is pace and control. For a captain, he must be a dream. He wants to bowl and play long game. He is a jewel; that diamond you want in your team all the time. Just look how well he bowled for Joe Root. “Root is in the shape of his life, but even he struggles with the yorkers and the reverse swing,” Cork said on Sony Sports Network.
‘If you’re the captain, you want control. Even if you are looking for wickets, you want control because it puts pressure on the batting side. If it’s not a twist, pick things up. Take nothing from Jadeja – he exploited the rough and stiff things from one side, but Bumrah was excellent. I would go with all the bowlers. “To bring England to the surface, they deserve a lot of praise,” Cork added.
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