Cricket World Cup 2023: “Greatest bowler of this generation”- Netizens RELIEVED as Jasprit Bumrah picks back-to-back wickets to turn the table despite small total against England


Cricket World Cup 2023: “Greatest bowler of this generation”- Netizens RELIEVED as Jasprit Bumrah picks back-to-back wickets to turn the table despite small total against England

Jasprit Bumrah (Image via X)

India are locking horns with England on Sunday (October 29) at the Ekana Sports City in Lucknow. After choosing to bowl first, England restricted Rohit Sharma and company to a paltry 229/9 in 50 overs.

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England got off to a smooth start with the openers looking to stay glued to the crease for a long time. But Jasprit Bumrah had other things in his mind. He did what he does best, that is, giving India an early breakthrough.

On the fifth ball of the fifth over, he dismissed Dawid Malan for 16 runs and sent the next batter Joe Root to packing on the next delivery for a golden duck. These two early breakthroughs lifted the pressure off the Indian players as they were defending a low total against the defending champions.

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Netizens praise Jasprit Bumrah for giving early breakthroughs

If the Men in Blue get rid of the English batters on a regular basis, they will easily wrap up the match in their favor. Indian fans were relieved after the fall of two wickets off Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image via X)

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After 10 overs, India were able to dismiss four batters for 40-plus runs, which means, despite the small total, the pressure has mounted again on English batters. Losing this match means England’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals will be nearly impossible. They have won just one match out of the five previous matches and if they don’t stabilize their innings, they will easily lose this match.

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