After taking nine wickets in a row, Jasprit Bumrah was named Player of the Match in Visakhapatnam.
During the second Test match between India and England in Visakhapatnam, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah displayed his imperious finest play, helping the Indians win by 106 runs, which was his second-highest match total. With stats of 6/45 in 15.5 overs, the 30-year-old claimed his second five-wicket haul of the first innings. Later, in the second innings, he took three more wickets to bring his total to 9/91, his second-best career figures.
Bumrah defeated double-centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal to earn Player of the Match after his amazing display. England’s head coach Brendon McCullum praised the Indian bowler after his game-winning performance, but he also said that his team needed to find ways to counter him.
“Bumrah bowled an amazing reverse swing spell. Our men are really talented and high caliber; all we need to do is make sure they have the confidence to take calculated risks and fully commit to their plans. We must devise some strategies to combat that. “There won’t be a group discussion,” BBC Sport was informed by head coach McCullum.
Notably, Bumrah took key wickets from Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, and the England batting order in the first innings. In the second innings, he removed Bairstow in addition to Ben Foakes and Tom Hartley.
Speaking further ahead of time, McCullum indicated anticipation for the next three games of the 1-1 series.
This is going to be an incredible series: McCullum
“The conviction in those techniques and the disparity in approaches are what define a great battle. Both teams will give as good as they receive, based on what we have observed. 1-1 is certainly a good representation of where it is right now. I’m confident that everyone in the world who has supported this series so far has been thoroughly thrilled and enthralled by the competition. It’s going to be an incredible series if the next three Tests are anything like the previous two, he continued.
Prior to the third Test, which is set to start on February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, both teams will get a nine-day vacation. In preparation for the third Test, the England team traveled to Abu Dhabi to rest and recover, while India will announce their team in the next few days for the final three games.