Cricket NewsJasprit Bumrah has played a lot of cricket across formats, according to...

    Jasprit Bumrah has played a lot of cricket across formats, according to former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, and like a person, he too needs to rest.


    Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah missed the most recent Border Gavaskar Trophy, the T20 World Cup, and the previous Asia Cup due to a back injury. The next Indian Premier League (IPL) and the World Test Championship final, which is slated for June 2022, are both events that the 29-year-old is reportedly missing.

    The cricket player just underwent surgery in New Zealand, but it is unclear when he will be ready to return. Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir said that Bumrah has played a lot of cricket across formats and that he has to take a break since he is a human. Additionally, he noted that knee and back injuries are extremely risky for pacers and that he wouldn’t even want either of them for an enemy.

    “What I feel is that Bumrah consistently played cricket for a long time, across formats, and then played in IPL as well. India to plays cricket all around the year. He is human. At the end of the day, the body gets tired and it demands rest. I always say, back and knee injuries for a bowler are two which I wouldn’t even wish for my enemy. It tends to end the careers of cricketers. I hope he is strong and is recovering well,” said Amir as quoted by Hindustan Times.

    With Jasprit Bumrah currently injured and Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav both in their 30s, India needs to plan accordingly to safeguard their future in Test cricket. Talking about the same, Amir revealed that Mohammad Siraj has impressed him a lot in the recent past while Arshdeep Singh can be a good option for India in red-ball cricket.

    “The bowler who has most impressed me is Mohammed Siraj. If you look at the recent past, he is the most improved bowler in any format. With him you need to groom 1-2 young bowlers ready because in about a year or two players like Shami will also be sticking to a single format,” he added.

    “Arshdeep Singh can be a really good option in red-ball cricket because he can swing the ball both ways. I don’t see Umran Malik, with that raw pace, making that cut in Test cricket because, for players like him, you need to follow a certain method. Let him stick to white-ball cricket and maybe when he learns the art of handling pressure then he can slowly be injected into the Test team in the future,” Amir concluded.


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