The former Indian opener feels that Bumrah has been bowling a lot lately and deserves a break. A playground in Chennai for the second test could provide very little help to the pacers. Therefore, Gambhir stated that it made sense to give the 27-year-old a much-needed rest.
Gautam Gambhir explained that the break will help Jasprit Bumrah stay fresh for the crucial pink ball test in Ahmedabad. Visiting Cricket Live on Star Sports, Gambhir said:
“I think it’s a good decision to rest him. He’ll be ready to go to the pink ball test game. There’s nothing here for fast bowlers, and he bowled a lot of cars in Australia and the first test match, so I think it was very good decision from a team management point of view. “
“You would like to have Jasprit Bumrah for key test matches” – Gautam Gambhir
Jasprit Bumrah missed the fourth test of the Granica-Gavaskar 2020-21 trophy due to abdominal strain. Gambhir believes it is imperative to manage the speed of the gear and keep it fresh for important matches.
“You would like to have Jasprit Bumrahu for the key crucial matches, the pink ball and the fourth check and there will be no gaps between them. So I think that is the right decision,” Gambhir said.
Mohammed Siraj, who replaced Jasprit Bumrah, was one of three changes for Team India in the second test. The hosts opted for the first hit and were 106-3 at lunch on Day 1.
India needs to win at least two tests and avoid defeat in the last three matches in order to qualify for the World Cup testing finals.
Posted on February 13, 2021. 12:35 PM