India vs England Test: England batsman Jonny Bairstow on Tuesday heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah saying that the Indian pacer possesses, “amazing skills” for all three formats. Bumrah made a solid comeback by registering a nine-wicket haul in the first test against England.
“Well, I can’t tell you all the discussions (about Bumrah), look we know that Bumrah has got amazing skills, doesn’t he?” Bairstow said in a con-call arranged by broadcaster Sony ahead of the second Test.
Jasprit remained wicket-less in the WTC final against New Zealand which India lost but to everyone’s surprise he made a strong comeback in India vs England test.
“With his action, he (Bumrah) varies on the crease as to where his delivery points are, and we all know as well and he (is) slightly different in his action with his run-up and then just his action in general,” said Bairstow.
“Jasprit Bumrah has only played only 20 (21) Tests, within that is going to be periods of time when – there have been six England, judging by the last series as well, so there is going to be times when bowlers adapt and change their skill-sets in some conditions, they will be more suited to other conditions”.
“We also got to give him (Bumrah) credit, he is a world-class bowler, isn’t it, and we have seen that in the IPL, we have seen that in white-ball cricket for India and also in red-ball cricket.”
According to the 31-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who has played 75 Tests after making his debut in 2012, his approach against the Indian pacers would depend on the pitches.
“It depends on the pitch, if it is sunny or cloudy, I think we saw in that first Test conditions changed with overheads and when the floodlights came on, when it was sunny, they changed again.
“It is difficult to say this is my approach, I can’t see a change in too much from the last game. I have not played a lot of red-ball cricket recently due to the scheduling and everything like that, if I continue the process and everything I did in this first Test, then that is the kind of approach I want to go with,” added Bairstow.
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