The Indian team’s management has made it clear they will not pass up an opportunity with Bumra. A break is given even if the pacemaker feels a minor problem with the body. Paras Manbry, former India Pacer and current Team India bowling coach, explained the reason for Bumrah’s special treatment.
Led by the indomitable Mohamed Siraj, India’s pace attack has been going pretty well over the past six months, but the nostalgia for Jasprit Bhamra continues to grow. Bumrah hasn’t been to the Indian set-up regularly since his UK tour last July. He missed the Asian Cup due to a back injury.Right-hander Sailor made a comeback against Australia in the T20I series in September, but two games later he injured his back again and dropped out of the T20 World Championship.
After months of hard work in Bangalore’s national cricket his academy, Bumla regained his fitness and, just days after his former team was announced without him, his first match against Sri Lanka. 3 games he was included in ODI’s Indian squad. However, he withdrew in the 11th hour after developing a new problem with his back during a match simulation practice session.
Bumrah has not touched a cricket ball since. He will likely be bowling again in a few weeks and is racing against time to get in shape for the final two Tests against Australia.
However, the Indian team’s management has made it clear that they will not pass up an opportunity with Bumra. A break is given even if the pacemaker feels a minor problem with the body. Paras Manbry, former India Pacer and current Team India bowling coach, explained the reason for Bumrah’s special treatment.
“Bumla is a unique bowler and irreplaceable,” he said before his second ODI with New Zealand in Raipur. “Let’s just accept the fact that the kind of skill he brings is very difficult to imitate. It helps us understand what stages we’re bowling on, how we’re bowling, we have one-on-one interviews with them, it’s an ongoing process,” he added. In Bumrah’s absence, Mohamed Siraj took the lead in India’s pace attack. His four-wicket haul for the Pacers was one of the main reasons India won his first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad.
“I saw him from the India A line-up. He did very well with the red ball. He was putting the ball in, but he worked on the seam position to get the ball off. He is a very important member of the team, not only in the World Cup, but beyond. “
An interesting battle is underway for the Indian 3rd Crew position. Siraj and Shami will make him the first pacesetter chosen in his ODI in second, but who will he be Sear in third between Shardul Thakur and Umran Malik?
“That (hitting) is one of the reasons why we chose him (Thakur). It gives depth to shots. You have to look at the surface and decide your combinations accordingly. He did well in India,” Mumbry said in a media exchange ahead of the second ODI.
Mumbry said of Malik:
“His progress is very encouraging. Tempo is important and adds another dimension to the attack. The decision to play it or not depends on the needs of the surface and team combination.
“He is very well