Ashley Giles Says Giving Captaincy To Jasprit Bumrah Can Create Confusion

Ashley Giles on Japprit Bumrah: Former England spinner Ashley Giles...

Ashley Giles on Japprit Bumrah: Former England spinner Ashley Giles considers Jasprit Bumrah a strong bowler but he does not consider him the right choice for captaincy. Giles believes that giving the captaincy to Jasprit Bumrah can create confusion. He says that Bumrah may be stuck in the confusion about when and how to use himself in the India-England Test.

Talking to Cricinfo, Giles said, ‘Giving the captaincy to your most powerful and leading bowler, is a very important point. We have seen earlier that such a captain reads in confusion. When to bowl, how many overs to bowl? These decisions become difficult. And that’s why we don’t see fast bowlers captaining much in Test matches.

Bumrah is the first fast bowler in 36 years to captain the Indian team in Test cricket. Earlier, Kapil Dev had taken over the captaincy of the Indian team for a long time. Due to the absence of Rohit Sharma at Edgbaston, Jasprit Bumrah has been given the captaincy. Rohit Sharma could not be a part of this match due to Kovid-19. He was found to be Kovid-19 positive during Team India’s warm-up match.

Team India is ahead 2-1 in the test series
The match being played between India and England at Edgbaston is part of last year’s Test series. Last year, four matches of this five-match Test series have been played. The last match of the series could not be played due to corona infection. This match was postponed after Corona cases surfaced in the Indian team. This match is being played now. Currently, Team India is maintaining a 2-1 lead in this series.

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