5 Reasons That Make Jasprit Bumrah Deadly
Cricket Today|January 14, 2022
Fast bowlers love to be challenged, and Bumrah is no different. We all saw how the battle with fast bowling legend James Anderson inspired him to come up with an exceptional show in England...
Renin Wilben
Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah made a memorable return to the venue of his Test debut, claiming his seventh five- wicket haul in the first innings in Cape Town. India were in big trouble in the match after the batters faltered again, and the visitors managed only 223 batting first, which could have been worse but for captain Virat Kohli’s 79. However, Bumrah brought India back in the contest, claiming 5 for 42 in 23.3 overs. Thanks to his brilliant bowling spell, the hosts were restricted to 210 as India gained a slender first-innings lead of 13. In the wake of Bumrah’s excellent bowling effort, we analyze five reasons that make him dangerous.

1. HE IS A CHAMPION AT OUTSMARTING THE BATTERS:

This is one of his biggest assets. Bumrah, on most occasions, seems to be one step ahead of the batters. He is gifted with a sharp brain and is very good at reading the batters’ minds. He can set them up by changing angles, going wide of the crease, or varying his pace. More often than not, he is successful at winning the mental battle against the guys with the willow in hand. This is why he is so dangerous. After all, cricket is played in mind as much as it is played on the field.

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