Nothing Wrong With Jasprit Bumrah, Says Tim Southee After Indian Pacer Fails To Take Wickets

Mumbai: New Zealand on Saturday took 51 runs against India on day two of the first Test, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee on Saturday said that he does not think there is anything wrong with Jasprit Bumrah.

His comment came that Bumrah did not manage to take wickets on the second day of the first Test. The Indian fast bowler failed to take a single wicket in the three-match ODI series against the Kiwi team.

“I don’t think anything is wrong. Bumrah is a world-class bowler. You don’t have great performances. You have the quality. I am sure that he is working extremely hard, there were games when he bowled really well but was not able to take wickets. Hopefully, we can keep Bumrah quiet for the rest of the tour,” Southee told reporters.

Ishant Sharma took three wickets for India on the first day. He took key wickets of Tom Latham, Tom Blundell and Ross Taylor.

Southee said, “He (Ishant) is a world-class bowler for a long time. He is coming back from an injury. He has played 90 odd Test matches, so he knows what he needs to do.”

New Zealand has gained a 51-run lead over India in the first Test. The Kiwis ended the day at 216/5 after bundling out India for 165.

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