Damien Fleming Points Out The X-factor In Team India
By CricShots - Nov 17, 2018 10:33 am
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Former Australian fast bowler Damien Fleming termed the young Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the “x-factor” in the Indian bowling line-up which will take on Australia in the four-Test series, starting December 6.

Jasprit Bumrah

During a recent interview with Sydney Morning Herald, Damien said, “He (Bumrah) is the real X-factor – 28 wickets in six Tests. I have seen him in the IPL. He has that unorthodox action, a weird run-up but I think for batsmen you don’t get a really good sight of the ball but he has got pace and bounce and has a great yorker that I think he will utilize particularly against the tail. Just with that weird action, I have noticed he can swing the ball away from right-handers now. He has actually upskilled himself as well.”

Fleming, who has played a lot of limited overs and a few Test matches against India, also expressed that the current Indian pace attack is quite impressive.

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Praising the Indian bowlers, Fleming said, “That’s as impressive a pace attack that I have ever seen India bring out to Australia. They are actually quite experienced now, too. “

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Former Australian pacer also the Australian pacer attack is also second to none. He said that this series is going to be a shootout between two good pace attacks.

Fleming concluded by showering praises for the Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whom he compared to England great James Anderson. He said, “I love watching Bhuvi Kumar because, probably with James Anderson, they are the best swing bowlers in the world. He actually has the skills where he can bowl outswingers and inswingers to right and left-handed batsmen. When he (Bhuvi) first started, he lacked a yard or two in Test cricket, but he has increased his pace a little bit in the past two years”.