Cricket

Kohli: Bumrah currently the most complete bowler

2019-09-03 13:55
Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Supplied)

Cape Town - India captain Virat Kohli gave high praise to Jasprit Bumrah after completing a Test series victory against the West Indies, saying the fast bowler is the most "complete bowler in world cricket".

Bumrah took a hat-trick on his way to career-best figures of 6-27 in the first innings of the second and final Test against the Windies as India thrashed the hosts by 257 runs in Jamaica to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.

India's superstar paceman finished as the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 dismissals at an exceptional average of 9.23, which follows his impressive performances at this year's World Cup.

"There is not much you can say about Jasprit, the way he has been bowling," Kohli told reporters.

"All we can say is we are really lucky to have him on our team.

"He confuses you with angles, with swing, he'll set up for the outswinger, then bowl the inswinger, and it's coming at pace, and then he can hit you with bouncers as well.

"So, I think he is the most complete bowler in world cricket right now."

Bumrah now has a remarkable 62 wickets in just 12 Test matches and is the first bowler from Asia to have taken five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and the West Indies.

"He has absolute control of what he is doing. So when he steps out on the field, he knows how much he can contribute for the team," continued Kohli.

"It is really pleasing to see a guy who was tagged as a T20 specialist, he came in and took over the one-day scene, and now he is taking over Test cricket."

- TeamTalk

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