India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib praises 'game-changer' Jasprit Bumrah for his spectacular spell

Southampton: Captain Gulbadin Naib termed Jasprit Bumrah’s two-wicket burst within the 29th over because the precise game-changer after Afghanistan suffered an 11-run loss to India in a tense World Cup conflict on Saturday.

Bumrah took two wickets in three balls within the 29th over as Afghanistan slipped from 106 for two to 106 for four and that had a huge impact within the recreation, regardless of Mohammed Nabi’s preventing half-century.

Bumrah took two wickets in three balls within the 29th over of Afghanistan’s innings. AP

The India pacer additionally bowled a splendid 49th over, conceding solely 5 runs.

Couldn’t Nabi have attacked a bit earlier contemplating Mohammed Shami and Bumrah have been speculated to bowl the demise overs?

“Credit goes to Bumrah’s spell (referring to 29th over). He is world’s No 1 bowler and (naturally) he bowled really well. Shami also bowled really well in the last over. Najib and Rashid made mistakes but credit goes to the Indian bowling side,” Gulbadin stated on the post-match media convention.

Even his teammate Rahmat Shah throughout an interplay on the blended zone blamed the defeat to his and Hashmatullah Shahidi’s dismissal.

“Those two wickets by Bumrah changed the game completely. Those were good deliveries. We didn’t gift our wickets. It was Bumrah, who got them,” a dissatisfied Rahmat stated after the sport.

Gulbadin, nonetheless, expressed his displeasure on the errors in shot choice from skilled gamers like Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran.

He stated that Rashid and Najibullah ought to have hung round supporting Nabi, who scored 52 and was first of Shami’s three hat-trick victims.

The skipper, nonetheless, want to harp on the positives and the way the group’s batting has proven indicators of enchancment within the final two video games.

“The first 4 video games that we performed, we misplaced actually badly. We performed in opposition to England which is a robust facet and India, the opposite favourites within the match.

“So I think we are now getting better and better day by day. This is what I actually wanted from the team. So this is a good sign,” stated the skipper.

He admitted that Indian bowlers did not give them a single likelihood once they batted.

Rashid, who had recorded the match’s worst bowling figures in opposition to England within the final recreation, obtained the higher of MS Dhoni, whereas Mujeeb ur Rahman too shone vivid, dismissing opener Rohit Sharma early on.

For Gulbadin, it was heartening to see that the highest spinners have been again in kind going into their final three video games.

“The good thing is that Rashid and Mujeeb were back in form. So they bowled really well. We planned really well for Dhoni and Jadhav,” he stated.

“The wicket wasn’t good for batting within the first half. The ball was turning and when the ball turns, it’s troublesome to play Rashid.

“But Jadhav and Dhoni had partnership within the center and that additionally modified the sport. Initially, we thought we might get them out for 170, 180 however it modified.

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Published Date: June 23, 2019

| Updated Date: June 23, 2019


Updated Date: Jun 23, 2019 10:29:23 IST


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