India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey applauded Jasprit Bumrah as a special bowler after his impressive effort on Day 3 which kept the hosts ahead in the Hyderabad Test against England, despite Ollie Pope’s brilliant century. After India’s first innings ended on 436, England were reduced to 163/5. However, Pope (148* off 208) revived the visitors’ hopes, compiling a memorable ton. At stumps on Day 3, England were 316/6 in their second innings, having a lead of 126 runs as well. Speaking after the end of the third day’s play, Mhambrey praised Bumrah.
“Bumrah was bowling very well and was moving the ball both ways. That’s the quality he has. He is a special bowler and we have seen what he can do in overseas conditions. He has not played much (Test) cricket in India. Every time he turns up, he gives his best. Its pure skills,” the Indian bowling coach said at a press conference, as quoted as saying by PTI.
“The dressing room conversations he has, the energy he brings on to the field…he is a part of the discussion when the captain and support staff are around, he’s right there with all suggestions,” the veteran again added.
When asked about the plans for Day 4, the Indian bowling coach shared that they do not have any particular plan but admitted that they will look to get the remaining England wickets as soon as possible.
“We are not looking at a particular target as our objective is to come tomorrow [Sunday] and bowl well in the morning, try to get early wickets as quickly as possible and limit the total. So we are not putting us under any sort of pressure by giving a target,” Paras Mhambrey concluded. “It still has something for the bowlers. If you look at the last session and the last few overs there is still little turn from the stump line. It will be the same tomorrow [Sunday] and won’t change much. The pace got a little bit slower and was easier to negotiate the turn but still enough to keep the bowlers in.”