Glenn McGrath reckons that Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah will perform well in England

Glenn McGrath reckons that Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah will perform well in England

India's four-Test series versus England starts this August.

Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath
Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Bhuvenshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been stalwarts for Indian cricket, especially in the shortest formats. However, they also have made an impact in Test cricket with their respective skills. Bhuvneshwar made his Test debut way back in 2013, however, hasn’t quite been a regular fixture in the squad. Nevertheless, with 63 wickets in 21 matches, he hasn’t flattered to deceive in the longest version of the sport.

Jasprit Bumrah, on the other hand, made his Test debut back in December 2017 versus South Africa and made an immediate impact with 14 wickets from 3 contests. India’s four-match Test series against England starts from August and both the bowlers are expected to stand tall. Meanwhile, Glenn McGrath, who is currently at the MRF Pace Foundation Camp, spoke about them being crucial for the tour.

“They have to rely on experience”- McGrath

“Bhuvi and Bumrah have got pretty good control. That’s what you need in England. I expect Bumrah to do really well simply because of the way he bowls. He has got a unique action, but he bowls good lengths. In England, you just have to get the right length. There will be a little bit of seam movement and swing in the air. He will enjoy bowling with the Duke ball which has a pronounced seam,” McGrath said.

The Indians are presently sweating it out in County Cricket in a bid to get themselves warmed up for the upcoming challenge. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma are plying their trade for Yorkshire and Sussex respectively. Virat Kohli was also scheduled to play for Surrey but was ruled out owing to a neck injury. The 48-year old also spoke about India’s chances of adjusting to the conditions.

“A lot of it depends on the tour matches and the preparation time. You have got to adapt a lot quicker these days. Well, most of these guys have played in England before. Experience plays a big part to be able to adjust and adapt quickly. They have to rely on experience,” the former Australian pacer added.

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