Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra has said that he is impressed with the performances of Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma during the Edgbaston Test, especially in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumah.
While Bhuvneshwar aggravated a back injury playing the ODI game at Headingley, Jasprit Bumrah has been in strive to recover from the thumb injury that he sustained playing the T20 International in Ireland.
The former is not part of the Test squad for the first three Tests and is unlikely to be fit in time to take any part in the series, the latter seems likely to walk back straight into the side for the third Test in Trent Bridge.
This when Ashish Nehra praised Jasprit Bumrah for not rushing his recovery and letting the injury heal naturally.
“We have been doing quite well. Bhuvi got injured, Bumrah is not there too, but there is no pressure on them to return quickly. The BCCI, the team management and the National Cricket Academy’s are all keeping a track and helping the bowlers,” said Ashish and added, “The player knows best. I am happy that Bumrah is not playing the Lord’s Test as it will give him more rest to recover quickly. He is not greedy. The team management is helping in that,”
Jasprit Bumrah was impressive on the Test tour of South Africa and despite not being natural swing bowler, he was considered to be India's trump card alongside Bhuneshwar Kumar in England.
(Inputs from Mid Day)