After a massive heartbreak in the World Test Championship Final, this Indian team will be eager to conquer England. In SENA countries the fast bowlers have a huge rule to play for their team’s success. Talking about Indian fast bowlers the go to man for us is Jasprit Bumrah.
He is arguably the most prominent fast bowler in International cricket at present.
This 27 year old fast bowler will be hungry for wickets. The conditions of England will suit him perfectly and if the reverse swing comes into action, Bumrah will be a deadly weapon. Having picked up 79 test wickets at an incredible average of 21 in just 17 test matches all away from home is an incredible stat. The top order of England needs to be faltered and the battle of Bumrah with Root will be a key factor in this series.
In order to be the best side in Tests, Bumrah will be a key factor for India. Ian Bishop in one of his articles said “In Jasprit Bumrah I see a generational talent, he has the entire package”
With huge amount of expectations from all over the world and having backups in the form of Shami Siraj, he’ll have a lot to prove. If Bumrah can knock off the top order and deliver those crucial match winning spells, India will have a slight edge in this tour.
When it comes down to batting India has the best batsman in all three formats. Though he has been a little away from his normal numbers, Virat has the best technique and knowledge about how to bat in English conditions. From covering the swing to being confident in the 4th and 5th Stump, this batsman has all in his pockets, after all this is tour from which he has learned the most in his entire career back in 2014.With the highest average in SENA countries among all Indian batsman Virat needs to step up and deliver when it matters the most. With an Average above of 59 in the last series Virat will be hungry for runs in this tour. The battle with Anderson can be the series deciding one and India’s success in this series pretty much depends on their Captain.
Form is temporary, class is permanent. This old saying will surely be on the back on his mind when he will step up on the pitch. If India needs to climb this mountain, Virat will have to hit the peak with his batting. The three figure mark is something which he has not touched in a while and to do that Virat needs to repeat what he did in 2018.
To win a test series in England 11 players need to step up and this new Indian team is quite the Newton’s third law- you humiliate them in Adelaide, they storm back at the MCG, you thrashed them in Chennai they’ll bounce back again.
Virat and Bumrah may be the players to watch out for, but this team is a family. They move ahead and celebrate success TOGETHER