I hope Jasprit Bumrah is strong and is recovering well: Mohammad Amir
Jasprit Bumrah is very likely to miss the upcoming IPL and WTC Final against Australia.
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Due to a back injury, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah missed the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup, the T20 World Cup, and also the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy. It is also reported that the 29-year-old will miss the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) and his participation in the World Test Championship Final, scheduled for June 7, 2023, is also under threat.
The cricketer recently went through a surgery in New Zealand but it is yet to be known when he will be able to make a comeback. Speaking about the same, former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir stated that Bumrah has played a lot of cricket across formats and since he is a human, he needs rest as well. He also pointed out that back and knee injuries are very dangerous for a pacer and these are two things he wouldn’t wish even for his enemy.
“What I feel is that Bumrah consistently played cricket for a long time, across formats, and then played in IPL as well. India too play cricket all around the year. He is human. At the end of the day, the body gets tired and it demands rest. I always say, back and knee injuries for a bowler are two which I wouldn't even wish for my enemy. It tends to end careers of cricketers. I hope he is strong and is recovering well,” said Amir as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Mohammad Siraj is most improved bowler in any format: Amir
With Jasprit Bumrah currently injured and Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav both in the twilight of their respective careers, India needs to plan accordingly to safeguard their future in Test cricket. Talking about the same, Amir revealed that Mohammad Siraj has impressed him a lot in the recent past while Arshdeep Singh can be a good option for India in red-ball cricket.
“The bowler who has most impressed me is Mohammed Siraj. If you look at the recent past, he is the most improved bowler in any format. With him you need to groom 1-2 young bowlers ready because in about a year or two players like Shami will also be sticking to a single format," he added.
"Arshdeep Singh can be a really good option in red-ball cricket because he can swing the ball both ways. I don't see Umran Malik, with that raw pace, making that cut in Test cricket because for players like him, you need to follow a certain method. Let him stick to white-ball cricket and maybe when he learns the art of handling pressure then he can slowly be injected into the Test team in the future,” Amir concluded.
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