Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, on Tuesday, hailed Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the second and the final T20I to be played on Wednesday, February 26 at Bengaluru. According to Cummins, Bumrah has some exceptionally great pace and accuracy that makes him stand out and a huge asset to possess for any formats of the game that he plays.
The Australian speedster was recently felicitated with the illustrious Allan Border medal at the Australian Cricket Awards for his exceptional performance in 2018. He also helped Australia to move a step ahead by 1-0. Requiring 6 off the final two balls, Cummins hit a boundary and pulled off a double to help Australia edge India in the Vizag thriller by three wickets.
Bumrah, on the other hand, made a comeback in the first T20I against Australia after a brief period of rest. The 25 year old bagged three wickets and helped India to revive their position in the match. Though India did not win the game, Bumrah received applause from many former cricketers for that particular over, where he just conceded two runs and grabbed two wickets.
“He is obviously a class act. Two of the basics he does really well is that he bowls fast and he bowls accurately. Anyone who does that in world cricket will pose a real challenge for the batsmen. He has got a great slower ball, seems to have a great cricketing brain, executes his skills really well. He has done really well in all three formats and the one to watch out for,” Cummins said ahead of the second and final T20 in Bengaluru on Wednesday.“
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly the best death bowler in the world at the moment. He is also in a very good form currently and displayed the same in the first T20I. He is a game changer as he showed in the earlier match almost turning it around in the second last over with his death bowling skills.
The second and final T20I will be held at Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru which is known for lot of runs. A bowler like Bumrah would be a extremely vital for the Indian team in order to put brakes to the scoring rate give the amount of variations he possesses.