As India and Australia gear up for a limited over three match ODI series, the debate about who is the best fast bolwer between Jasprit Bumrah and Pat Cummins? is heating up. Experts are putting their knowledge and statistics to prove one better than the other.
Ricky Ponting, former Australian captain, also answered to the question. He named Pat Cummins as the best bowler at the current time in the world. “I think what Pat Cummins has done over the last 12 months has him clearly the best fast bowler in the world,” wrote Ricky Ponting when a fan asked, “Currently who is best fast bowler of world cricket?” on twitter.
Over the year or two, both Pat Cummins and Jasprit Bumrah have been phenomenal in every format of the game. They have been one of the main reasons behind their team’s strong performances in last couple of years. With their consistent performances and impact Jasprit Bumrah and Pat Cummins have left behind their contemporaries like Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult and JofraArcher to be regarded as the best in the world.
Jasprit Bumrah has been the ever evolving fast bowler with his variations and skills to suit every format of the game. After making his test debut in 2018 against South Africa, he has taken five-wicket hauls in Tests in England, Australia, West Indies and South Africa. He was the backbone of India’s series victory over Australia in Australia last year. Although he missed the second half of the last year due to injury yet he remains pivotal in the Indian bowling setup for the upcoming Australia series and NZ tour.
On the other hand, Pat Cummins was the highest wicket taker in 2019 in Tests. He helped Australia retain the ashes and led the bowling from front during the highly successful home summer for Australian team. Australia whitewashed Pakistan and New Zealand at home and is currently locking horns with India to show their regained confidence and prowess.