The loss of India against Pakistan in Super 4 has broken the hearts of Indian cricket fans. In the last match, Pakistan needed 24 runs in 2 overs for the win, and Bhuvi, as the most senior bowler, got the 19th over, the most crucial over for the defending team to get the job done, but he just did the opposite by giving 19 runs to Pakistan. That was the turning point for the Pakistan team.
Now, if we become logical and set aside all the emotions and ask, can the duo of Bumrah and Asrhdeep pull that match towards the Indian side? With Arshdeep in form, who has given runs with an economy of 7.04, in addition to Bumrah, the Indian pace attack would have been devastating, bringing the Pakistan team to its knees.
We all know how important Jasprit Bumrah is to India. He is the lead wicket-taker for the Indian team and not playing him (due to injury) in the Asia Cup was already a big disappointment for Indian fans.
The defeat by Pakistan has poured oil on that fire. In the last match, our lead pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had an economy of 10, while Hardik Pandya had an economy of 11, which has given a big setback to the Indian pace attack and reminded us of the importance of Bumrah. Numerous times, the duo of Bhuvi and Bumrah have already led the Indian team to victory.
According to cricbuzz, Bumrah’s economy in T-20 is 6.46, compared with the average of 19.46.
In cricket, death-blowing, and death-overs are the keys to victory in the limited-overs format. The Indian team has their best death bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, but we were not able to create another death-over specialist. Somewhere in the Indian dressing room, they failed to create a substitute for Bumrah.
We are seeing the results of this in the Asia Cup when Jasprit Bumrah is injured, and Bhuvi is not able to take the pressure, resulting in 19 runs in a single over, ending the spell with 10 economies. The Indian team needs at least 2-3 death-over specialists for T20.
Someone who can handle things when Bumrah is not in the team, someone who can take his place in the team, someone who can do what Bumrah has been doing for the last 5 years.
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