Amol Muzumdar picks the two fast bowlers who will excel at the World Cup 2019
He also mentioned that drastic emotions don't help a cricketer in this competitive world.
Updated - May 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Despite scoring the second most runs in India’s most elite domestic competition, Amol Muzumdar somehow never found his way into the Indian national side. Despite that, he always got the recognition as one of the finest talents Mumbai cricket has produced and he currently is working with the Rajasthan Royals helping them groom young talent.
Amol spoke exclusively to CricTracker at an event at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The 44-year-old talked at length about India’s squad composition, his preferences to enter the semi-finals of the World Cup and also picked his favourite fast bowlers among the current crop.
When asked who among Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Patrick Cummins and Mitchell Starc had a better chance of succeeding at the upcoming World Cup, this is what he had to say: “I think Bumrah is bowling as well as he has done ever in his life. Just hit the right spots. His rhythm, the way he manages himself and the way he is going about business, he would be my number one pick. Rabada, I just love Rabada! Young, muscular, he has the zip and that extra pace. So yea, these two would be my two picks,” Muzumdar opined.
No place for drastic emotions in cricket: Muzumdar
English pacer Jofra Archer had another brilliant outing with the Royals, but during the season he did suffer a heartbreak. He was probably expecting a call-up for the World Cup squad but unfortunately, he wasn’t get picked (though he has made it to the final 15 announced earlier today).
When asked how as a member of the coaching staff do you deal with such situations, Muzumdar said there should be very little place for drastic emotions in this field.
“Firstly, you need to have a rapport with the player so that they can open up. I come from a background in Mumbai where there is not a lot of room for emotions and should be no place for drastic emotions. You have to get on with the game as you don’t have much time and opportunities. Just a little tap on the shoulder and we got to move on,” he concluded.