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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Inquisitive Bumrah Says Preparation Key to His Performance

Cricketnext Staff |August 28, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Inquisitive Bumrah Says Preparation Key to His Performance

Jasprit Bumrah was the star for India with the ball in the third ODI, with the fast bowler taking his first 5-wicket haul, ending with figures of 5-27.

Bumrah was famously the villain against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final, with his no-ball on which Fakhar Zaman was dismissed proving costly for the team.

Bumrah said that it was his eagerness to learn new things which helped him perform well on his first tour to Sri Lanka.

"As a bowler you have to learn new things, this is my first time in Sri Lanka, I asked questions to seniors who have played here. I look to learn new things. Preparation plays an important part for me and it has always been the case throughout my career."

The lanky pacer also added that its important for bowlers to stay ahead of the game and have more than one or two weapons in their arsenal.

"With technology, batsman start to analayse, If you have one or two tricks, you will struggle. You have to keep evolving and if you want to play for a long time, you have to keep evolving and learn from the players."

Talking about the pitch, Bumrah said it was assisting seam bowling and different from the previous surface at the same venue.

"The last wicket was a bit on the slower side, so I was using variation. This one was seaming a bit, so I bowled a bit differently. It was a good day and it worked in my favour."

Bumrah also added that he was comfortable to bowl with the new ball as well as the first change, "I am happy as long as I am able to contribute for the team. I am ready to bowl with the new ball or as the first change. What's important is to contribute to the success of the team."

Bumrah thanked head coach Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun for helping him ease the transition to international cricket,

"Ravi sir was the team director when I made my debut, and he adviced me to treat it like a ranji game and not to take any extra pressure, otherwise you can't express yourself. With Bharat sit, I worked in the NCA

even before making my first-class debut, so he knows my bowling well. Its always good to work with experienced coaches."

He also praised his Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, who scored a marvellous ton. "It was a great innings, the team was at 70/4 and he took responsibility and finished the game with MS Dhoni, he has been doing well for so many years and its good to see."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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