London: A 5-match test series is being played between England and Team India. The first Test was inconclusive but the Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly in this match, especially Jasprit Bumrah. He did wonders in this match by taking nine wickets.
England batsman Jonny Bairstow has lauded Jasprit Bumrah, saying the Indian pacer has “superb skills” for all three formats. At the same time, he expects an ‘exciting battle’ between Anderson and Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Bairstow said on the battle between Kohli and Anderson
Bairstow said that it is important to balance in Test cricket. Bairstow said he expects an “exciting battle” between veteran pacer James Anderson and Indian captain Virat Kohli throughout the series.
Jonny Bairstow admires Bumrah
Bairstow said in an online press conference organized by broadcaster Sony before the second Test, ‘I can’t tell you all the things that happened between us (about Bumrah), see we know that Bumrah has great skills. Is it not so?’
Bairstow said, ‘He uses the crease with his action and we all know this. His action and run-up is a bit different’. He said, ‘Bumrah has played only 20 (21) Tests. Looking at the last series, he has played six of these against England, so there comes a time when the bowler adjusts and changes his skills in certain situations.
“We have to give credit to him (Bumrah), he is a world class bowler, isn’t he?, We have seen him in IPL, limited overs cricket for India and Test cricket as well,” Bairstow said.