Jasprit Bumrah vs England’s middle-order: Rajkot pitch favors reverse swing | Cricket News

Feb14,2024



New Delhi: Former Indian fast bowler zaheer khan It is expected that the Rajkot pitch for the upcoming Test match will be similar to the Hyderabad and Vizag pitches, which will potentially provide convenience. reverse swing once again.
Expressing his expectations for the pitch, Zaheer told GeoCinema, “I expect the pitch to be similar to that in Hyderabad and Vizag. On that kind of surface, we should be able to see a good competition between bat and ball. ” Spin comes into play on the first two days and the third day.”

He further added, “You will also see some reverse swing. And on the fourth and fifth days, you will have the dominance of the spinners. If that is the pattern, it will be a good watching experience for all the spectators and the fans will enjoy.”

East England Batsman Owais Shah echoed Zaheer's sentiments and stressed the anticipated challenge Jasprit BumrahAbility to generate reverse swing in Rajkot.
Shah said, “There will be a big contest between Jasprit Bumrah and the England middle-order. This is because Bumrah will be able to generate reverse swing in Rajkot. When he bowls with the old ball, it becomes difficult for the England batsmen.” Is.”
In response to this strategy, the Ben Stokes-led England team has opted for a two-seam attack, combining pace bowler Mark Wood with the experienced James Anderson.
The announcement of India's squad, which is expected only at the time of the toss, is an important decision for the management, especially in terms of spinner all-rounders. Ravindra Jadeja Ready to return to home point.
Highlighting the complexities faced by India's decision makers, Zaheer Khan said, “Once you pick the team it's another headache! Be it Axar (Patel), be it Kuldeep (Yadav) Or you're going to pick a team.” All of them.”
He further stressed, “This is something that India will be thinking about, whether you need an extra bowler with Jasprit (Bumrah). It will also depend on how the pitch will play, so some complex decisions. But there is a lot to think about for decision makers.”

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(With inputs from PTI)



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