Is Bumrah’s bowling finally exposed to batsmen?
Indian star pacer Jasprit Bumrah had been absolutely lustreless after his return. He conceded 64 runs in the his 10 over against New Zealand on Saturday without any wicket.
With this, Bumrah remained wicketless in three straight matches. He failed to take wickets in three straight ODIs for the first time in his career. The pacer did not get a wicket in the last ODI against Australia and the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand.
In the second ODI against New Zealand, Bumrah went wicketless again.
Bumrah got the last wicket in the second ODI against Australia at home in the last month. The right-arm pacer got just 1 wicket in that match against Australia.
After a long break, Bumrah returned to international cricket with a T20I match against Sri Lanka in January. He then played in a three-match ODI series against Australia.
The 26-year-old pacer had taken part in five ODIs so far in 2020. But he only took 1 wicket.
Bumrah suffered back injury before the series against South Africa last year. Initially, like Hardik Pandya, he was thought to have to undergo surgery throughout. But in the end it didn’t happen. He returned to cricket after rehabilitation. But the Indian paceman had not been able to perform according to his caliber since his return. So there raised a question if that back injury caused him this poor form.