Jasprit Bumrah Reflects On Where The Team Fell Behind In Edgbaston Test

Jasprit Bumrah Reflects On Where The Team Fell Behind In Edgbaston Test

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have lead England to a famous victory against India here at Edgbaston. The duo put on an unbeaten 254 runs partnership to take the game away from India in blazing fashion. India won 7 sessions in total in this test, as compared to England’s 5. One of the sessions was shared. This goes to show either two things: the sessions indicator is probably not that reliable, or whichever sessions England won, they won it with a big margin. There’s not much the new captain Jasprit Bumrah could have done. His team just fell apart in pieces in the last two innings. There was hardly any threat posed by the bowlers. 

India will take some positives from the match. Rishabh Pant’s century in the first inning and a half-century in the second would probably be the biggest positive to take. Pant has now scored centuries in all the SENA countries except New Zealand. It must be highlighted here that all these centuries have come in the same fashion – attacking cricket. Pant has not been troubled by the overseas conditions. It shows that his technique is superb and there’s hardly any flaw in his shot execution.

Ravindra Jadeja, the other centurion, has improved by leaps and bounds in test cricket. His batting average of 37 in the longest format is not that of an all-rounder, it is quite near to the average of specialist batters. Jasprit Bumrah, Indian captain, was asked in the post-match presentation, as to where India fell behind. Bumrah felt that the team could have done better in the third innings, as they got folded too quickly.

We Fell Short With The Bat – Bumrah

“This is the beauty of Test cricket, isn’t it? Even if you have three good days, you have to keep coming in and keeping up the good performances,” he said. ” I think yesterday [Monday], we fell short with the bat, and we had to come back with the ball. That is the phase where we let the opposition in, and the momentum kept shifting away from us.

He takes his chances. He and Jaddu [Jadeja] really got us back into the game because we were really struggling at that time. [At] 98 for 5 England were on top. They counter-attacked and got us into the game, and we were ahead in the game. That’s the beauty of Test cricket, we’ve got different characters in our team. He [Pant] takes his chances, backs his game, and goes to the hilt. So, very happy for him, he had a very good match.”

 

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.