Former India pacer RP Singh feels Jasprit Bumrah might find it difficult to bowl in ODI cricket if he isn’t fully fit. However, Bumrah is part of India’s squad for the ongoing Asia Cup and the upcoming World Cup to be played at home as well. Although he played in India’s Asia Cup opener against Pakistan, he didn’t get to bowl as the match was washed out after India’s innings as well. And, he didn’t take part in India’s win against Nepal as he had returned home for the birth of his first child as well.
On the AakashVani show on JioCinema, RP Singh said: “Bumrah was certainly the spearhead of our bowling lineup thus far. He was out because of injury. It is good news for India that he is back. However, we will have to now see with what rhythm he bowls, what is his fitness percentage. I feel it will be good if his fitness level is 70 to 90%. However, it can be difficult if his fitness level is slightly less. Bumrah was away for a long time. So I feel he will be fully fit and it is good news for the Indian fans and the Indian team that Jasprit Bumrah, the leader of your bowling attack, is coming back.”
However, Jasprit Bumrah picked up two wickets in the two T20Is he played against Ireland soon after his return from injury. He was even awarded the Player of the Match for the first game for the two wickets as well. And, Abhishek Nayar feels the other teams will already be wary of him as well.
He stated: “Bumrah being Bumrah and having Bumrah in the side, I think for any opposition, somewhere or the other they would have started thinking because you know how much ability Bumrah has. You know what Bumrah brings to the table. You get a bowler who can bowl with the new ball, in the middle overs and especially at the death, which he is known for, for his yorkers. So having someone who can bowl at that sort of pace in that attack is absolutely lethal. So having Bumrah back is amazing.”