Tempo bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who was taking part in his Test first at residence right here on Friday, mentioned it was robust to bowl on flat pitches like that of MA Chidambaram Stadium beneath the brand new Covid-19 guidelines that bar using saliva to work on the ball.
“Over right here, the ball did develop into smooth after some time and when the wicket is on the flatter facet and the bounce is much less, you’re left with restricted choices. You are attempting to determine what you are able to do with restricted issues (choices) on hand. Sure, it is restricted — when the ball turns into smooth and does not shine rather well — due to the brand new Covid guidelines that says we won’t use saliva. So, it is very troublesome throughout that point to keep up the ball,” Bumrah, 27, informed the media on Thursday.
The India bowlers struggled to get wickets as England ended the primary day at 263 for 3. Bumrah picked two of these wickets (2/40 in 18.3 overs), together with one within the final over of the day. Each his dismissals had been leg-before-wicket selections and it appeared the ball had come into the batsmen.
“When the wicket is on the flatter facet — due to new Covid guidelines — there are very restricted choices to shine the ball. Within the India the ball will get scuffed up. To make the ball reverse you must make one facet heavy. Typically with the sweat it does not actually serve the aim. You may’t make one facet heavy. However this is the rule of the sport proper now. Now we have to make do with what we now have,” he mentioned, explaining the problem of bowling on flat tracks beneath present circumstances.
Bumrah, who had performed all his earlier 17 Test matches abroad and brought 79 wickets, referred to as his residence Test debut fascinating.
“This is my first match. So, right here it was on the flatter facet. Not quite a lot of lateral motion there. The ball bought scuffed up because the wicket was arduous and dry. It was fascinating first match for me right here. We aren’t attempting to complain about how the wicket is.
We try to determine the choices and the way will we remedy it. We’re wanting on the choices at hand and attempt to create probabilities and attempt to make as many probabilities as we are able to,” he mentioned.