“England is the most troublesome place for a bowler” – Jasprit Bumrah

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah thinks that pitches in England are the toughest place to bowl in one-day cricket as they provide no swing or seam to the ball.

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Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after getting a wicket against South Africa

England has the flattest wickets,” World’s No. 1 ranked ODI bowler Bumrah said. “I feel England is the most troublesome place for a bowler. There is typically no assistance. You feel that the ball will swing in cloudy conditions, however it doesn’t swing or seam so you depend on your accuracy.

“That’s what we attempt to do. We realize that wickets are flat in England and keeping in mind that bowling, we mull over that as the most noticeably terrible conceivable situation. So if there is a touch of assistance, at that point adjustment becomes easy.”

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Bumrah also said that they were looking forward to the game against Afghanistan on Saturday, June 22 at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. “In the first game that we played here, there was some assistance with the new ball however it was a conventional wicket. But as soon as the ball got more established, it turned out to be better to bat on. Oval was a batting wicket, where you saw 350 being scored,” he said.

Bumrah took 5 wickets in complete 3 matches till now for India in this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Bumrah will open the bowling with new partner Mohammad Shami in their next match against Afghanistan as Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out for two or three matches due to hamstring injury. But this won’t affect his bowling, Bumrah stated.

“We’re simply concentrating on our qualities. When I’m bowling with Bhuvneshwar, we’re talking about that,” the 25-year old said. “I’ve played with Shami previously, the three of us have played before as well. We’re simply concentrating on what we need to do, it doesn’t influence us.”




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