Former England captain’s piece of advice for Ben Stokes to tackle Jasprit Bumrah | Cricket News

Feb 6, 2024



New Delhi: Former England captain Michael Atherton has appreciated Jasprit Bumrah For his extraordinary skill in troubling even the most skilled batsmen with his diverse bowling variations and deadly yorkers.
Atherton praised after Bumrah's continued success against England's star all-rounder ben stokes, In the ongoing Test series between India and England, Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as a major challenge for Stokes, dismissing him twice in four innings, with Stokes struggling to understand the pace and bounce on both occasions. Speaking on Sky Cricket, Atherton highlighted that Stokes was having difficulty catching the pace of Bumrah's deliveries, which led to his dismissal due to the pace and variety in the bowler's armoury.
“It's hard to pick up the pace of the ball with him and I've seen with Stokes, even Stokes is a really excellent player of fast bowling. He's quick with Bumrah. He struggles to pick up the pace. , and the few times when Atherton told Sky Cricket, “he's caught it, it looks like the ball has stayed low”, which almost beats him in terms of pace as well. I think the problem is with Bumrah.”
Atherton underlined Bumrah's ability to bowl yorkers with pinpoint accuracy, leaving batsmen like Ollie Pope little room to manoeuvre. “It was fantastic [yorker] Station? I don't see what the Pope could have done about it. It was an incredible image when the Pope was going back,” he said.
Atherton's analysis further Joe Root, who has found himself a victim of Bumrah's skills on several occasions. Atherton identified Root's pre-movements as a potential weakness against Bumrah's unpredictable deliveries, while comparing his rhythmic approach to Root's. jack crawleyA more steady approach, which proved effective during the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
“Kind of a wobbly run-up and suddenly like a thunderbolt at 90mph. So, if you're a guy like Root, who has got pre-movements. Some batsmen like Zak Crawley for example would stand very still He just stands there and plays shots.”
“Whereas most batsmen have triggers or pre-movement, and Root is one of them, he has a rhythmic back and forward and I think that's the problem.”
As India and England prepare for the third Test in Rajkot, Atherton's insight highlights the challenges posed by Bumrah's bowling ability. With Bumrah's ability to exploit even the slightest weaknesses in the opposition's batting lineup, England face an uphill battle as they look to overcome the Indian pace sensation and turn the situation in their favor. Are.
(With inputs from IANS)



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