IND vs ENG 1st Test: VVS Laxman, Brad Hogg, Inzamam Ul-Haq amongst former stars lauding Jasprit Bumrah & Co for impressive show in England

IND vs ENG Live: Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to clinch 100 wickets in Test, breaks Kapil Dev's record
IND vs ENG Live: Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to clinch 100 wickets in Test, breaks Kapil Dev's record

IND vs ENG 1st Test: VVS Laxman, Brad Hogg, Inzamam Ul-Haq amongst former stars lauding Jasprit Bumrah & Co for impressive show in England – Virat Kohli’s Team India displayed beautiful bowling performance in the first Test against England here at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham to put India in the driver’s seat. The Indian bowling was lead by Jasprit Bumrah, who took five wickets in the 2nd innings and four wickets in the 1st innings. Former cricketers VVS Laxman, Brad Hogg and Inzamam Ul-Haq are all praise for the Indian bowling attack as they destroy England’s batting order. 

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India bundled out England on 303 in the third session after Joe Root’s classy ton in the second innings. Root played an all-important innings before India fought back as Jasprit Bumrah picked five wickets. It was Bumrah’s second five-wicket haul at Trent Bridge. 

Inzamam-ul-Haq – Never seen such an Indian fast bowling line-up

The chief selector of the Pakistan national cricket team Inzamam-ul-Haq has expressed that he has never seen such Indian fast bowling line-up. 

“With their fast bowling on the first day, Team India set the rhback foot the series. They put England on the backfoot right away. Subcontinent bowlers often find it difficult in the first Test since the lines to be bowled in England are different. Team India’s bowlers demoralized England’s batting. Bumrah picked up four wickets in the first innings and put England on the backfoot. Joe Root scored a fifty in the first innings as well but Bumrah never allowed him to feel comfortable. The others pacers like Mohammed Shami and Siraj are also brilliant. I have never seen such an Indian fast bowling line-up,” Inzamam said. 

“Team India have produced very good fast bowlers in the past as well. But the current Indian pacers have genuine fast bowlers’ aggression. When you have aggressive pacers, such performances are bound to come about,” he added.

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Jasprit Bumrah in England 

Matches – 6 

Innings – 11

Wickets – 27

SR – 49.10

Brad Hogg – Siraj pushing his way as India’s second choice bowler

“Siraj brilliant love his energy to keep coming in a full-tilt every ball and not afraid to express himself. Slowly pushing his way as India’s second choice bowler in the XI,” Brad Hogg tweeted.

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Mohammed Siraj in Test cricket

Matches – 6 

Innings – 12

Wickets – 19

SR – 62.30

VVS Laxman – Indian bowlers were very patient

“India bowled well. They were patient, executed their plans and were also relentless. That is something that is very critical, especially when the conditions are not suiting you and are favourable for the batsmen. We have to accept it, today they were in favour of batsmen, but the bowlers were up to the task. Even Jadeja bowled well,” said Laxman.

“Bumrah, Shami, Siraj. Siraj bowled really well. Was impressed with his body language and intensity, something that augurs for India really well. His battle with Curran not only shows his skill set but also his aggression. The only improvement we might like to see is the pacers bowling in tandem. Just felt that when Siraj and Shardul were bowling together, would have liked to see Kohli use Shardul a lot more and a lot better. He was under-bowled today and when he got an opportunity, he picked up wickets. It’s important to utilize the services of the fourth bowler,” added Laxman.

Shardul Thakur in Test

Matches – 2

Innings – 3

Wickets – 7

SR – 38.20

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