Jasprit Bumrah received his maiden Test call-up © Getty Images
Jasprit Bumrah received his maiden Test call-up © Getty Images

With no warm-up games ahead of South Africa Test series, Indian players are seeing sweating it out in practice sessions. India aiming to win their first-ever series in South Africa have an impressive line-up of fast bowlers in – Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. Amongst these, Bumrah is on his maiden Test tour for India. Bumrah, a white-ball expert is expected to rekindle his form with the red-ball as well.

Speaking to BCCI.tv, Bumrah opened up about his South African safari and much more. He said: This is our first practice session after arriving at Cape Town. We are doing centre-wicket practice and the batsmen are playing according to their batting order. It was a good productive session as we got a feel of the wicket and the weather. It was a good practice session for the team as they put in a lot of hard work.”

 On his maiden Test call-up

“For me as well, it was a good session as it is my first trip to South Africa with the Test team. I have been with the team in the ODI set-up but being a part of the Test team is a good feeling. I have a lot to learn from the senior bowlers and the bowling coach as well.”

India face South Africa in the first of 3-Tests on January 5, 2018.