In the ODI series against New Zealand, the Indian bowlers proved to be a complete flop, but before the Test series, the fast bowlers showed their rhythm.
India faced defeat in the ODI series. But now Virat Kohli’s team is eyeing the Test series starting on February 21, where the team is looking fully prepared to avoid reversal.
On the second day of the warm-up match, the Indian bowlers were in flames. Mohammed Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah made the situation worse for the Kiwi batsmen and restricted the hosts’ first innings to 235 runs. With this, India has taken a lead of 28 runs in the first innings.
Before the start of the Test match, Jaspreet Bumrah showed his form. On the second day of the match on Saturday, Shami took three wickets for 17 runs and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets for 18 runs. At the end of the day’s play, India scored 59 runs without lost.
India has very will bowling performance in Warm-Up (practice) match: Mohammed Shami (3/17), Jasprit Bumrah (2/18), Umesh Yadav (2/49), Navdeep Saini (2/58), Ravindra Jadeja (0/25), and R Ashwin (1/46) also got success.
India had scored 263 runs in the first innings. Mayank, Aggarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Riddhiman Saha flopped. However, Cheteshwar Pujara (93) and Hanuma Vihari (101) brought India in a position to challenge.