‘Fantastic’ Jasprit Bumrah: Dale Steyn Praises India’s Premier Pacer | Cricket News

Feb 9, 2024



New Delhi: Jasprit BumrahAccording to the renowned fast bowler, with his unorthodox technique, ability to bowl toe-crushing yorkers and unstoppable pace, he has achieved a legendary status overcoming conventional challenges on the cricket field. dale steyn,
In the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, Bumrah played a key role in India's impressive win to level the five-match series 1-1.
Steyn praised the leading fast bowler for his remarkable skill of consistently bowling wicket-taking yorkers, even on pitches in India that are considered less supportive of fast bowlers. He emphasized that only a select few bowlers possess such a unique and impressive ability.
“I don't think there is any Test bowler right now who is capable of bowling wicket-taking yorkers.
“To take wickets in Test matches, there are probably a handful of guys who can do that. Trent Boult was one of them, Mitchell Starc Perhaps. And obviously, Bumrah,” Steyn said on Friday.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape The bowling coach was speaking to the Indian media on the eve of the SA20 title clash in Cape Town.
When considering Bumrah's effectiveness in different conditions, Steyn emphasized the efficacy of his unorthodox but effective bowling style.
“I remember saying ages ago that a good yorker bowled in India or South Africa or Australia remains a good yorker because you take the surface out of it, it doesn't matter where you bowl it .
“You take the pitch away and I think that's something he does really well.
Steyn said, “In every way he is a brilliant bowler. And with his slow action it is no surprise. He takes wickets on those soft pitches, so he is brilliant.”
The South African pace merchant expressed confidence in the team's ability to manage the workload of key players, including Bumrah, while appreciating the depth of India's fast bowling talent.
“Being an Indian player, there will be a lot of workload. India play a lot of cricket, they are one of the most demanding teams in the world.
“It seems that India don't really miss him because the step-in bowlers are of standard standard, and that's a big credit to Indian cricket.”
Steyn also said that the fundamentals of bowling honed in Test matches and four-day cricket form the foundation of success in T20.
He said, “I think good Test bowlers become good T20 bowlers. They have good skills in terms of when to change the pace, when to use the slower ball, when to use the bouncer.”
“I'm hoping a lot of bowlers will take note of this and realize that the more red-ball cricket they play, the better shorter format bowlers they will become,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)



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