[caption id="attachment_793482" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-793482" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Jasprit-Bumrah-AFP-2.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="366" /> Jasprit Bumrah finished as the joint-highest wicket taker in the four Tests against Australia with 21 wickets from 943 balls. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/danny-morrison/">Danny Morrison</a> believes <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> speedster <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/">Jasprit Bumrah</a>, who has been rested from the limited-overs series in Australia and New Zealand, will be key to India s chances at the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> in England and Wales. <p></p> <p></p>Bumrah played a pivotal role in India s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-vs-australia-2018-19">historic Test series win in Australia.</a> He ended up as the joint-highest wicket taker in the four Tests with 21 wickets from 943 balls, giving away just 357 runs in the process. He bowled over 157 overs during the entire series. <p></p> <p></p>After sealing the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-video-a-historical-series-win-for-india-in-australia-792946">bilateral ODI series 2-1</a>, India arrived Auckland on Sunday. They will leave for Napier on Monday morning where the first ODI will be played on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p> Bumrah is a classic product of IPL and white-ball cricket development of new breed of India talent, Morrison, on commentary duty in the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh-premier-league">Bangladesh Premier League</a>, told <em>Sportstar</em> on Sunday. (<strong>WATCH: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-indian-team-arrive-auckland-loudest-cheer-reserved-for-captain-virat-kohli-and-wife-anushka-sharma-793411">Indian team arrive Auckland, loudest cheer reserved for captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> It is fabulous to see the unusual /unorthodox bowling actions still cutting it at the highest levels of the game, unearthing unique talents from the subcontinent. <p></p> <p></p>According to Morrison, who picked up 160 wickets in 48 Tests, head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/">Ravi Shastri</a> will also be a vital cog. <p></p> <p></p> Clearly, there is a healthy mutual respect between coach and captain and that relationship holds the key to a successful team. So, from my corner, Ravi Shastri is an important cog in the machine, he explained. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-cricket-is-not-the-most-important-thing-in-my-life-virat-kohli-793430">Cricket is not the most important thing in my life: Virat Kohli</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, the cricketer-turned-commentator is optimistic about New Zealand s chances at the quadrennial event which will run from May 30 to July 14. <p></p> <p></p> I don t subscribe to Black Caps being surprise package anymore! Their run in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2015-icc-world-cup">2015 World Cup</a> helped of course, much like 1992 when we made it to the semis... 1996 New Zealand made the quarters, 1999 another semi-final. In 2003 and 07, we were the underachievers but made the semis in 2011... So, I believe the Kiwis lift themselves at World Cups and NZ fans have more of an expectation of doing well. I rate chances of making semis again, he said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-mitchell-santner-tom-latham-colin-de-grandhomme-return-for-odi-series-against-india-792040">Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme return for ODI series against India</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The BlackCaps have named a strong squad for the five-match ODI series with captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kane-williamson/">Kane Williamson</a> and left-arm pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/trent-boult/">Trent Boult</a> back into the squad after missing out on the one-off Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. Fit-again <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-santner/">Mitchell Santner</a> also makes a comeback. [The] bowling department looks good. However, it is the batting that needs a possible tweak with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/colin-munro/">Colin Munro</a> keen to step up in the 50 over-format as well, Morrison said. <p></p> <p></p>Williamson, who led New Zealand to a historic Test series win against Pakistan in the UAE in December last year, is riding high on confidence and Morrison reckons that a lot of the BlackCaps fortunes will rest on their leader. <p></p> <p></p> Kane, like <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/">Steve Smith</a>, is tremendous mentally and is a cool-headed person who takes fabulous options under pressure. He is hungry to perform and is extremely proud to play for his country, he said.