Reasons Why Jasprit Bumrah Captaincy in T20Is is Right Move

Jasprit Bumrah

The three-match T20I series against Ireland will be captained by Jasprit Bumrah. All games will be played in Dublin. Bumrah hasn’t played any cricket since September last year. He has made significant progress at the National Cricket Academy and is keen to lead the team. The upcoming series against Ireland will be a great opportunity for Bumrah to hone his leadership skills. Take a look at three reasons why Jasprit Bumrah as Indian captain for the Ireland series is the right move.

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Jasprit Bumrah is very calm on the field

Bumrah will lead India against England. His calm head on his shoulders as a bowler is expected to reflect in his captaincy. He has already proved how to handle situations when the going gets tough. During a Test against England, he applauded Kohli for his effort with a smile on his face when a crucial catch was dropped. With a lot of youngsters in the squad, having a composed campaigner like Bumrah as captain is a well-judged move. He can help young cricketers ease their nerves in the international arena.

Following the footsteps of Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has been successful as Australia’s Test captain. He has led Australia to 11 wins and five draws in 21 Tests. He has a massive influence on the team that recently retained the 2023 Ashes against England. Cummins has a reputation for his immaculate field placements, bowling changes, and ability to read the pitch. Bumrah could follow in his footsteps and use his experience as a bowler to take decisions. India could benefit from this appointment, just like Australia did with Cummins’ appointment.

Having a backup captain ready

Rohit Sharma leads Team India across all formats. Pandya is the vice-captain in white-ball cricket after his immense success with the Gujarat Titans in the IPL. Rahane was vice-captain for the recently concluded two-match Test series against the West Indies. Given Hardik’s injury-prone nature and Rahane’s indifferent form, India needs a backup option. Bumrah is a regular player in the playing XI and plays all three formats. He could be the best backup option. The series against Ireland will help him enhance his skills.