Brad Hogg emphasizes the importance of breaks for Jasprit Bumrah to get the most out of the pacer. Hogg believes that the fast bowlers are the team’s most valuable asset and that they must be well managed.
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the Indian players who has been rested frequently recently, and former Australia spinner Brad Hogg believes that India should continue to manage their star fast bowler in a similar manner to keep him sharp for Test matches or important competitions like the T20 World Cup, which begins later this year.
Bumrah’s performances during India’s current tour of England, particularly his statistics in the first ODI, have led many to believe that he is the best fast bowler in the world across all formats. Bumrah produced an exceptional 6/19 in the first ODI after scoring 2/10 in the second T20I.
“He’s certainly up there.” But, as with all fast bowlers around the world, I believe they must be managed carefully because they are the most valuable asset in any team. Yes, you have batters and spinners (but) the workload on the spinners isn’t as harsh as it is on the fast bowlers,” Hogg said on the sidelines of a Tourism Western Australia event.
“If you want Bumrah to be at his best for Test cricket, the T20 World Cup, and other tournaments, your medical staff must be first-rate.” “When you’re critiquing teams and you see Bumrah not doing so well, that’s probably because his training loads have dwindled,” he added.
Hogg supported his point of view by citing Brett Lee’s example.
Hogg used the 2003 World Cup scenario to explain Australia’s strategy and how they benefited from ensuring former speedster Brett Lee performed to his full potential. Lee was at his fiery best in that World Cup, finishing just one wicket behind Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas in terms of most wickets taken as Australia won the championship.
“I’ll let you in on a little secret, Brett Lee, 2003 World Cup.” We had a Test series before that, but the whole point of the World Cup was for him to be at his best. And he bowled some of the fastest balls ever seen in that tournament. “That was due to him sitting down with the physios and planning everything all the way through to that specific moment for him to peak in that World Cup,” Hogg explained.