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Jasprit Bumrah and Jadeja have been regular parts of the Indian squad over the years. One with a swing with the new ball and toe-crushing yorkers at the death and more importantly sheer pace while the other with that much flexibility that he can play at any number in an Indian-batting lineup and also with his left-arm orthodox spin.
Both Bumrah and Jadeja have played 60 plus T20Is, this shows how much exposure and experience they have as far as International Cricket is concerned. They also have played a couple of T20I series in Australia and that is what matters the most because not so many have this on the Indian side, particularly in the bowling department. We will discuss how their Scarcity is going to Influence the Indian team.
How good are replacements for Bumrah and Jadeja?
Most Indian Sports Journalists have been praising Axar Patel as he was named the replacement of Jadeja and he has done so well in the recent home series against Australia 2022. They said it is a blessing in disguise putting their standpoint. The left-arm orthodox bowler was the wicket-taker of the tournament and that made him grab the player of the Series title. He picked up eight wickets while the second highest was Adam Zampa with three so this pretty much interprets his bowling skills.
So when It comes to Jadeja’s replacement,100 out of 100 percent Axar is performing exactly that role for which Jadeja was well-known or maybe even better. He also yanked an amazing chase against West Indies this year in an ODI series so his batting aptitude can never be questioned too. So Jadeja’s absence is never going to cost them anything worth-worrying.
When it comes to Bumrah, not so many bowlers in India and even in entire cricketing nations are as good as Bumrah is, just courtesy of his skills. His pace is the foremost thing and his death over excellence is the second one. Muhammad Siraj has been named as a replacement for the ongoing series and his bowling skills will get tested in these matches while some are predicting the Inclusion of even Umran malik.
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India’s death Overs bowling can take them down the stairs in World Cup
India has been struggling badly in death overs. We have seen it in Asia cup 2022 as well as in their recent home series vs Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not a specialized death bowler. Death bowlers must have a strong pace else batsmen play medium pacers in the same way as they do play spin. Even if high-pace bowlers bowl slower balls it is a surprise for the batsman but for medium-pace bowlers, Batsmen are already prepared to tackle slower balls.
Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh both have pretty decent records in death overs but again neither they are exposed to International cricket nor they are having experience of playing in Australia. Playing in Australia and New-Zealand is different from playing in the rest of the world. If India does not manage his death over problems, they are going to miss Bumrah for sure.
India can qualify without Bumrah and Jadeja as many teams did it without main players
While putting Bumrah and Jadeja’s Exclusion in front of us, It seems like Bumrah’s exodus will be hurting them a bit but a good team is not dependent on one player and we speculate India is one of the best in Business. New-Zealand missed their main seamer Lockie Ferguson during the recent world cup yet they were able to make it to the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup, India was missing Virat Kohli in the Asia cup 2018 but still, they gained a victory.