Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the stars of World Cup 2019: Wasim Akram

first_imgWasim Akram, R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh are sure India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah will be one of the stars in World Cup 2019. Bumrah has been in top form over the last 2 years and was instrumental for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019, Wasim Akram said Bumrah had it in him to be one of the stars of the World Cup because he understands his bowling better than before.”Bumrah started his cricket career in front of me. He has an awkward action – he can get reverse swing too. He is young and he knows what bowling is.”He has now realised what he has to do. He bowled well in Test cricket in Australia and England. He will be the star of this World Cup – that’s for sure,” he said.India star R Ashwin said Jasprit Bumrah does not repeat his mistakes. He had bowled a no-ball which allowed Fakhar Zaman to score a match-winning hundred in the final of the Champions Trophy.”What separates Bumrah from the rest of the pack is that he can execute what he wants. When he bowled to Fakhar Zaman, he completely shut him down after his mistake in the Champions Trophy final. The confidence he has gained over the years is the biggest thing I have seen in him,” he said.Meanwhile, another star India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh reckoned Bumrah will have to play a major role if India were to win the World Cup.advertisement”If India have to win the World Cup, Bumrah will need to bowl really well. Bumrah will be the biggest factor if India have to win this World Cup,” he said.Jasprit Bumrah was sharp in both warm-up matches before the tournament got underway. Conditions in England so far suggest Bumrah will be lethal with his variations and pace.Also Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XIAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: India’s bowling attack better than Pakistan, says Younis KhanAlso See:last_img