Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah form a formidable pair, especially in white ball cricket. While Bhuvi possesses expertise in swinging the new ball, Bumrah excels with pace. At the death, both rely on yorkers as well as changes in pace. Perhaps, these 2 are the best pace bowling pair in limited overs cricket at the moment.
Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, hailed the contribution of these two. Before the Australia series starts, he interacted with the reporters. The 30-year-old talked about how Bhuvi and Bumrah’s presence makes it tough for others to break into the team.
“It does. You think about giving others a go at the start of a series but then again you think that the first few games are important, so if the other side wins a game or two then you still go and back on Bhuvi and Bumrah,” he told the reporters in Brisbane.
“Both of them have been outstanding, they are thinking bowlers and understand the situation and get a gut feeling of what a batsman is looking to do before they bowl. The ability to sort of predict what’s going to happen on each ball is what keeps them a step ahead of the batsmen, most of the times,” he added.
No changes to the team until the World Cup
From the last year and a half, the focus of the Indian team has been to pick a core group for the World Cup 2019. Now, the captain feels that the squad is ready and there won’t be any changes unless an injury occurs.
“From now on its going to be more difficult for others to step in unless there’s any sort of workload issue because until the World Cup we want our 11 that’s going to play together to play together as long as possible. There aren’t many games left to go,” added Kohli.