'What makes him more dangerous...' - Stuart Broad recalls facing Jasprit Bumrah during his playing career

Stuart Broad opens up on his experience of playing Jasprit Bumrah during his career, after his impressive performance in 2nd Test vs England. disliked ever facing a bowler like that.

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Stuart broad and Jasprit Bumrah

The India vs England series is still going on and the hosts seem to be in a really comfortable position so far as they are currently 245-8 in the 3rd day of 2nd Test in Vizag. They currently have a lead close to 400 and will be looking to increase the lead further. The England team will have a big job on their hands to chase down this total as well. This is a great chance for Rohit Sharma and his men to finally prove themselves as a strong contender at home after a disappointing loss against the visitors in the previous game. They will still have to bowl out this England side and they will have two whole days to achieve that and win this game to make it 1-1 in the series.

Even Though Yashasavi Jaiswal and Shubman gill have done a great job with the bat to keep the Indians in front, there is one star with the ball, who has been equally impressive. The man of the moment is Jasprit Bumrah, who was the man behind bowling out the England team and making sure India has a big lead going into the second innings. Bumrah’s spell of 6-45 in 15.5 overs was one of the big moments of the game. This spell has put the Indians in a great position in the Test match where they will want to win and make a great comeback in the series.

Stuart Broad on Bumrah

After James Anderson there is only one English pacer who has been a real pioneer for the England pace attack and he is none other than Stuart Broad. Apart from his 604 Test wickets, broad is also known to be a handy batter down the order as well and has over 3500 runs in Test cricket to his name as well. The legendary pacer has revealed that he used to hate playing Bumrah in his career and he understands why England batter Joe Root has struggled against him. The column also mentioned that what makes it tough to play the pacer as well saying “ What makes him so dangerous when reverse-swing comes into play is that he doesn't tend to get the ball hooping - and therefore needing to start it on an exaggerated line to have an effect - but moving a very subtle amount to keep batters guessing."

These words from Broad explain why Bumrah is considered one of the best bowlers in the world and why he is as dangerous on a slow and low pitch in Vizag as well. Bumrah is also currently the highest wicket taker for the team as well, with 12 wickets to his name in the two games at an average of just 9.50. Bumrah is one of the pacers to watch out for in any format of the game not only because of his awkward and unique action, but also his ability to bowl different variations and make big breakthroughs when his team needs it.

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