Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah recently shared his thoughts about his love for Test cricket and a lot more.
Bumrah was earlier ruled out of the England ODI, T20I series due to a fractured finger. It remains unclear that whether he would be fir in time for the first Test against England or not.
“Whenever I go to a new country, I always plan in advance. Before visiting the country, I have a look at a few videos. What works over there. What the home team does over there. It is very important for long tours to enjoy the country and see the places. So that’s the basic thing that I look to follow.
“You look to enjoy the country, you look to see the place. That is how you get to know about the culture of the place and you eventually start enjoying the country. It then reflects on your performance as well,” Bumrah said.
Bumrah feels that Test cricket still remains the premiere format: “I always wanted to play Test cricket. I was happy when I finally got to play it in South Africa. The start also went well. I always loved Test cricket and I rate it very highly. I enjoy playing each and every format but for me, Test cricket is at the paramount level because I feel everything is tested at that level.”
The first Test of the five-match Test series begins from the 1st of August. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar already doubtful for the first Test, it would be great boost for India if Bumrah can somehow be accommodated in the playing XI.