Indian fast bowlers have proved their talent in the last few years not only in India but also on foreign soil. The biggest proof of this is the Indian team’s first 2-1 Test series win on Australian soil. On this tour, India surprised the whole world not only with batting but also with its bowling.
Talking about the command of Indian fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has taken it into his hands for the last few years. Be it the SG ball used in India or the Kookaburra ball used in Australia. Bumrah specializes in bowling with both balls.
In such a situation, when cricket is closed due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Bumrah has made a big disclosure by comparing both the balls. Jasprit Bumrah said he feels more comfortable bowling with a Dukes ball manufactured in England than the SG used in Tests in India or the Kookaburra ball used in Australia.
Bumrah favor Dukes ball over SG and Kookaburra
According to Bumrah, the Dukes provide competition in the ball game while the rest of the balls seem more in favor of the batsmen. Bumrah said this during a conversation with former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop and former South African captain Shaun Pollock for the ICC podcast. Bumrah said,
“I love bowling with Dukes. It seams, it swings, so basically when you have a little bit of help, it does help as it is difficult to be a fast bowler with grounds getting shortest and wickets getting flatter”Advertisement
“So if the ball does something, it becomes an even competition. So you feel you are in the game. With no help, you only have few things to play with. So I enjoy bowling most with Dukes ball.”
Jasprit Bumrah has been consistently performing for Team India in all three formats. Since his debut, he is consistent with the Indian cricket team. He has taken 68 wickets in 14 test matches he has played. In 64 ODIs and 49 T20Is, he has taken 104 and 59 wickets respectively.