WTC Final: RP Singh Names The Perfect Replacement For Jasprit Bumrah In The Indian Playing XI

Jasprit Bumrah has missed a lot of series and is now in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League due to his back injury. Notably, team India will play the final of the ICC World Test Championship against Australia in England from June 7. Meanwhile, the former Indian pacer RP Singh has picked the perfect replacement for Bumrah in the Indian playing XI.

RP Singh believes that Mohammed Siraj has the potential to take the place of Jasprit Bumrah in the national team if Bumrah is injured. RP spoke in favor of Siraj and suggested that if he keeps improving he could become the next Mohammed Shami.

In the past few months, Mohammed Siraj has emerged as one of India’s top fast bowlers across all formats of cricket. He has improved his game brilliantly in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and has shown some outstanding performances.

The right-arm pacer is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore and he has taken 15 wickets till now in this tournament. He is bowling brilliantly in the powerplay and has an average of 17.20 with a decent economy rate of 7.37.

While talking to Hindustan Times, RP Singh said, “Of course, he can be a replacement for Bumrah. In fact, I feel, if his graph continues to increase he can be the next Mohammed Shami.”

RP has praised Siraj saying that the pacer has not only improved his bowling but he has also worked on his fitness and accuracy. Apart from it, he has also enhanced his techniques in bowling.

The former bowler said, “I have been following Siraj for a long time now. When he joined the Indian team, his graph was really high, and then slowly it started falling. But it is good to see that he has worked on a lot of things this time, fitness is a major point.”

He future added,”Now if you look at the technical bit, he has worked a lot on his wrist position and follow through for which he is getting the ball top to bounce better and is also bowling stump-to-stump.”

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