Indian team has witnessed a great refurbishment for their test venture. Two new faces have popped up in the upcoming test squad. Former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar has picked Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal for the future Test cricket team. Bumrah picked up two wickets for nine runs in his two overs against New Zealand in a rain-curtailed T20I. And Chahal did not pick any wickets in his two overs but he gave only eight runs and choked New Zealand.
Sunil Gavaskar & his viewpoint:
“They were absolutely fantastic and terrific. They had brought all their IPL experience into play, they know exactly where to bowl, to which batsman what line to bowl, what deliveries to a bowl and yes, there will be that odd over when they will go for runs but they come so strongly. That tells you about their (Bumrah and Chahal) big heart as well. Take punishment and then to come back and bowl deadly overs,” he said.
Gavaskar went on to add that Bumrah can be a good hand in South Africa and England. And Chahal also seems good as a spin option as he tosses the balls up. “Both these bowlers have been quite outstanding. And I do believe that the way they are bowling they should also be considered for the red ball format which is the Test format. Particularly, I think both of them. Bumrah for example, you know in South Africa, Australia and England he will be quite a handful with the pace. And also with the accuracy that he has, it seems great to venture into test format. Chahal as well, the way he has been tossing the ball up to the odd batsman, getting the ball to turn and grip, I think both of them are ready for red ball cricket,” he said.