Ahead of India's Final Cricket World Cup League Stage Game, Jasprit Bumrah's Short Ball Leaves Ishan Kishan in Pain

On Wednesday in Bengaluru, Ishan Kishan slumped to the ground with a painful grunt as Jasprit Bumrah's slightly short delivery thudded onto his stomach. It took him a few minutes to recover and resume the training. Shubman Gill was at his best while clobbering pacers Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Prasidh Krishna into the stands. But the Indian opener had to restrain himself once Bumrah tested his skills with an assortment of slower balls in the channel outside the off-stump.
It was an optional net session, alright, but the fast bowler did not drop his intensity even for a moment. The whole 20 minutes Bumrah spent bowling at nets offered a good peek into his operating philosophy in this World Cup. It is not eye-catching like Mohammed Shami, who has hogged all the limelight over the last fortnight owing to his 16-wicket burst over four matches.
But Bumrah has a totally different philosophy, something that will thrill connoisseurs more. He likes to build up pressure with dot balls and draw batsmen into mistakes.



Nov 8, 2023 3:23 PM