Curtly Ambrose: Jasprit Bumrah can take 400 wickets

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah can cross 400 Test wickets. If he can maintain his fitness for a long period, said West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose.

“India’s got a few good fast bowlers. I’m a big fan of Jasprit Bumrah. He’s so different than any bowler I have seen. He’s so effective and I’m looking forward to him doing really well,” Ambrose said on The Curtly & Karishma Show on YouTube.

“It’s going to be very important that opening batsmen lay the foundation. If they lose one or two wickets pretty early. It exposes captain Kohli and the other guys in the middle order. If they do get a solid platform from the openers. I am sure it will make life a lot easier for the middle order and they can get to a good total,” Ambrose said.

He said Bumrah’s run-up is quite short. He runs most of the time in the run and shows a mild pace in perhaps one or two or three-step before throwing the ball. It means that he is putting more pressure on his body. But if he is able to stay strong then I think there is no problem. India is scheduled to play the final of the first World Test Championship against New Zealand at Southampton from 18 June and Ambrose believes a good opening partner will be crucial for Virat Kohli’s team.

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Curtly Ambrose also said that in India’s upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand. In the subsequent five-match series against England, the openers need to give the team good starts for them to post big totals.

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