Mohammad Amir calls Jasprit Bumrah ‘the best T20 bowler’
By SMCS - Oct 22, 2021 8:00 pm
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Former left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has applauded India pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the best T20 bowler in the world and he also feels that his comparison with Pakistan speedster Shaheen Afridi isn’t justified too. However, he also said that the Afridi vs Bumrah on-field battle will be one of the watch-out battles during the India-Pakistan clash at the T20 World Cup on Sunday in Dubai as well.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir

And, Amir reckons that the 21-year-old pacer has a long way to go before he can match India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.

“See, comparing Shaheen with Bumrah at this point would be foolish because Shaheen is young and he is learning. And Bumrah has been doing well for India since so long and currently, I think he is the best T20 bowler, especially in the death over,” Mohammad Amir said on the YouTube channel ‘Uncut’.

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He continued: “But Shaheen is Pakistan’s best bowler at the moment, given the way he has been performing in the last year, year-and-a-half. So, this promises to be a good contest. Bumrah bowls brilliantly with the new ball and among youngsters, Shaheen is the best when the ball is new.”

As far as the bowling attacks of India and Pakistan are concerned, Amir believes that Pakistan will have the upperhand over India in the fast-bowling department, but he also mentioned that India’s spin tank is better than their opponent as well.

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“As far as fast bowling is concerned, Pakistan are better. Hasan Ali and Shaheen are doing well and Haris Rauf too. These are the best T20 bowlers in the death overs. From India’s point of view, Bhuvi was struggling in the IPL, so Bumrah is the only one you can say is bowling well,” added the former speedster.

“Shami too can bowl well but mostly with the new ball, I feel. I don’t know about his death bowling much but Bumrah is a complete bowler. In the spin department, India have the edge. Ashwin, Jadeja and Chakravarthy did well in the IPL,” concluded Mohammad Amir.