Jasprit Bumrah and the domination of rhythm abroad

Captain of india virat Kohli feel that the team is very lucky to have Jasprit Bumrah On his side Since Bumrah's debut in the Cape Town Test against South Africa (January 5-8, 2018), India has won 6 of 14 Tests conducted outside the subcontinent (tie 1, lost 7). All these victories have been created, in particular, by Bumrah, who has 42 wickets and 5 sets of five wicket in these victories, and in general for the rhythm attack.

Fast bowlers are expected to make decisions in sewing conditions outside the subcontinent, but the degree of dominance over their spinning teammates is amazing: the drummer-led drummer has taken 84.87% of wickets in these 6 Tests, compared to only 15.13% by spinners.


With his work ethic and rare skills, Bumrah has neglected the label of being just a T20 specialist and has proven invariable in all formats, Kohli feels. Kohli went so far as to say that the 25-year-old fast bowler is the most complete bowler in the world right now.

It confuses with its angles, swing and rhythm, Kohli said after the victory of India's 257 races in the second Test, in which Bumrah claimed a hat-trick. It's really nice to see a guy who was tagged as a T20 specialist, came and took over the international one-day scene and now cricket test. It is showing that people are wrong, that there is an established template for each format, ”he added.

Bumrah became the third Indian cricketer to register a test hat-trick during his lethal opening spell in the first West Indies innings here. Kohli said that as captain, he was lucky to have Bumrah in the ranks.

“He (Bumrah) definitely wants to be the best bowler in the world. He has shaped his life like this, he has shaped his discipline, his work ethic. The way you train, the way you take care of your diet. He has absolute control over what he is doing, ”he said.

Kohli said it was hard not to feel the hitters who were fooled by Bumrah's rhythm and variations. “There is not much you can say about Jasprit and the way he has been bowling.

“All we can say is that we are very lucky to have him on our team. Very rarely do you find a pack of bowlers who are hunting together, bowling at each other, bowling in pairs, ”said Kohli.

When he (Bumrah) gets some kind of momentum, then you can see what he can do with 5-6 overs with the new ball in the first innings. I haven't seen many more lethal spells than that. Standing on slips, you feel for hitters, ”he added.