The 24-year-old pacer from India, Jasprit Bumrah, is one of the most important members of the bowling unit of the Men in Blue.
Cricket news: He also spoke about his urge to play more matches
But recently he was forced to be side-lined for the T20I and ODI series against England as he injured his left thumb and had to undergo surgery.
He is recovering at a quick pace and is scheduled to return for the five-match Test series which is going to begin from August 1 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The English conditions will test the limits of the pace bowler as he does not have much experience in playing in these conditions and also does not have a good amount of Test match experience.
With just a few days left for the commencement of the first Test, the best death bowler for India in limited overs cricket revealed how he prepares for tours outside the country.
He not only looks at videos of how players perform in that country but also sees videos which will bring out the best in his bowling.
Recently in an interview to mid-day, Bumrah said, “Whenever I go to a new country, I always plan in advance. Before visiting the country, I have a look at a few videos. What works over there. What the home team does over there. It is very important for long tours to enjoy the country and see the places. So that’s the basic thing that I look to follow.”
“You look to enjoy the country, you look to see the place. That is how you get to know about the culture of the place and you eventually start enjoying the country. It then reflects on your performance as well,” he added.
He recalled memories of his debut test match against South Africa. He said, “I always wanted to play Test cricket. I was happy when I finally got to play it in South Africa. The start also went well. I always loved Test cricket and I rate it very highly. I enjoy playing each and every format but for me, Test cricket is at the paramount level because I feel everything is tested at that level.”
He also said that playing matches on a regular basis will help him to gain more confidence which will improve his overall skills.
“Hopefully, whenever I play more, I’ll be able to do well and gain more confidence. So that will reflect on other formats as well. I don’t have any personal goals. I take it one day at a time,” concluded Bumrah.