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West Indies skipper Jason Holder heap praises on Jasprit Bumrah after the first Test

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 August 2019, 11:58 IST

As India beat the West Indies by 318, skipper Jason Holder on Monday eulogised the Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah who claimed five wickets to his name saying Bumrah bowled some magical deliveries in his spell. “Today Bumrah bowled some magic balls and he got few of our batsmen with some very good balls. We have to find ways. He is a quality bowler but definitely, there is a solution out there,” Holder told in a post-match conference.

Besides Jasprit Bumrah, Windies skipper also went on to applaud Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami for their support to Bumrah, as they took three and two wickets, respectively.

“They bowled well. Bumrah bowled an exceptional spell, Ishant was very supportive as well as Shami. I just want those spells where the opposition gets on the top and stays on the top. We have seen that happening in around the world,” Holder added.


Skipper Jason Holder acknowledged that his team fell short by few runs as they cumulated 222 runs in the first innings while on the other hand the men in blue scored 297 runs in their first innings.

“We fell short quite a few runs and I think the wicket was very good for the batting. At the initial phase when the ball is new it is difficult as a batsman to sustain but after that it becomes easy. We did not get enough runs in this game,” Holder said.

When asked, if Rakheem Cornwall will be inducted in the team for second Test, Holder said: “No, I think team selection was good. We had won the first series early in this year with four fast bowlers and it worked for us. It was difficult for me to change the winning bowling combination. It is a matter of time, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.”

India will go face to face with the Windies in the second Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica from 30th August.


First published: 26 August 2019, 11:53 IST