After an excellent performance in the league stages of the 2019 World Cup, India is looking stronger than ever. One of the very reasons behind India’s dream-run in this edition of the World Cup has been fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The young fast bowler has kept it really tight for the batsmen and made their lives extremely difficult at the crease.
Bumrah is currently India’s leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets from eight matches. The 25-year-old has an economy of 4.48, which is the best among the frontline Indian bowlers. The gun pacer also got the Man of the Match award against Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. His best figures of 4/55 came against Bangladesh in Edgbaston.
ICC CEO Dave Richardson had words of praises for the young Indian speedster. He mentioned that Bumrah is a ‘top-class performer. Furthermore, he agreed that the Indian team is in tremendous form.
“India is in tremendous form, especially their batting. People like Bumrah are top-class performers,” Richardson was quoted as saying an exclusive interview with NNIS Sports News.
India has undoubtedly been a dominant force in the tournament. Virat Kohli at the helm of the team lost one match in the league phase against England at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. However, apart from that one blemish, the Men in Blue have been a tough opposition to conquer and they ended as the table-toppers in the main round with 15 points from 9 encounters.
Throughout the World Cup, India’s campaign has been struck with many injury problems. At first, Shikhar Dhawan got ruled out due to a thumb injury after which a toe injury ended Vijay Shankar’s journey. Their premier fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar also developed a hamstring strain in the game against Pakistan in Manchester. Even batsman Kedar Jadhav had an injury.
However, Indian performance is right at the top even though injuries have marred the team’s World Cup journey. Such is the strength of the Indian bench. Back in 2015, India couldn’t make the finals, losing to Australia. But this time around, Kohli’s men would be desperately looking to bring back the joys of the 1983 and 2011 World Cup.