Practice makes perfect for India’s deadly Bumrah
Paceman Jasprit Bumrah said constantly practising his yorker was helping him perfect the art after he finished off Bangladesh to earn India a World Cup semi-final spot. Bumrah, the world’s top-ranked bowler in one-day internationals, returned figures of 4-55 in his 10 overs at Edgbaston on Tuesday as Bangladesh were bowled out for 286 in response to India’s 314-9, to lose by 28 runs.
Number eight batsman Mohammad Saifuddin gave India a scare with a quickfire unbeaten 51 but Bumrah returned in his final spell to polish off the tail with two wickets in successive deliveries. “Everything is preparation. I do it again and again in the nets. The more you do it the better you get,” said Bumrah.
“You can’t master it but I’m still trying to get better. It’s all about repetition. Do it again and again and try and replicate in the game.” Bumrah, with an unorthodox sling-arm action, has claimed 14 wickets in seven matches at his first World Cup and credits his work ethic for the success.