Bumrah, Bhuvi hold key for India’s Cup chances

Omkar Paranjape
Tuesday, 21 May 2019

World Cup 2019 is expected to witness some high-scoring games given the flat nature of pitches in England and Wales. 

Pune: World Cup 2019 is expected to witness some high-scoring games given the flat nature of pitches in England and Wales. 

To put it in other words, with conditions conducive to batting, a team with the best bowling unit will have an edge in England and Wales, as teams will have to figure out a way to keep the batsmen quiet and swing the momentum of the game in their favour.

Led by the ever-dependable Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Men In Blue can count on their bowlers to contain opposition bowlers on the flat English tracks.

Hailed as the best bowler in the world in white-ball cricket by legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Jasprit Bumrah will be the mainstay of India’s bowling attack at the 2019 World Cup.

After debuting for India in 2016, Bumrah has picked 185 wickets in total in all three formats of the game and has now taken the top spot among bowlers in ICC ODI rankings.

His unconventional high-arm action, combined with pace, swing, and variations of length have been a discomfort for opposition batsmen.

There would be no harm in calling Bumrah the captain’s go-to-man in under-pressure situations. The 25-year-old proved his worth in the recently concluded IPL 2019 by picking 19 wickets in 16 matches for title winners Mumbai Indians.

Ace seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar too feels India have all bases covered as far as the bowling attack is concerned for the World Cup. The duo would undoubtedly hold the key for India, given their nonchalant brilliance.

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