Jasprit Bumrah showcased his excellent bowling skills against England in the ongoing second Test. He took six wickets, making it challenging for English batsmen like Joe Root, Ollie Pope, and Ben Stokes. Using reverse swing, Bumrah troubled the opposition.
Stuart Broad acknowledges that facing Jasprit Bumrah is uncomfortable due to his unique bowling angle. Bumrah’s outstanding performance, securing six wickets, disrupted England’s innings during Day 2 of the second Test.
Stuart Broad Compared Jasprit Bumrah To Lasith Malinga
On Day 2 of the second Test match, England faced a collapse against Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Despite a solid start in the first innings with openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley contributing 59 runs for the first wicket, India made a remarkable comeback, thanks to Jasprit Bumrah’s impressive performance, claiming 6 wickets in the day. The standout moments included Bumrah’s exceptional bowling against Joe Root and Ollie Pope, showcasing a splendid spell.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Broad wrote: “If someone as good as Joe Root is habitually struggling with a particular bowler, you can bet your bottom dollar that every batter on the Test scene will be,”
He added: “Jasprit Bumrah has a unique action and there’s no doubt that India is a much better team with him in it. He’s an incredible Twenty20 bowler, but as his record of 152 wickets at just 20.28 runs each attests, he is even more effective in Test cricket. Statistically, he is right up there with the very best to have played the game,”
India’s Jasprit Bumrah delivered a brilliant bowling performance, restricting England to just 253 runs in Vishakhapatnam. This sets a tough target for England in the final innings. Stuart Broad praised Bumrah, comparing him to former teammate Lasith Malinga for his bowling skills. Broad wrote:
“Facing him isn’t like facing anyone else in the world and I used to hate it. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga, with his sling round-arm release, had that point of difference about him and Bumrah has something similar in that his deliveries are incredibly hard to pick up,”
“Because he trots in from a very calm, short, shuffling run-up, he generates no real energy and there is therefore no real build-up to the ball suddenly being upon you at the striker’s end. It can be very disconcerting,” Broad concluded.
Absolutely incredible, Jasprit Bumrah. As good a spell, one would ever see in these conditions , 6 wickets on a Day 2 pitch. What a performer, what a steady head on his shoulders. Absolutely top class #IndvsEng
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) February 3, 2024