Jasprit Bumrah has made it to the Indian Test squad for the first time    AFP
Jasprit Bumrah has made it to the Indian Test squad for the first time AFP

Jasprit Bumrah‘s rise in international cricket has been phenomenal. Considered amongst the best bowlers in limited-overs, Bumrah has made it to the Test side for the first time and is expected to debut in South Africa. Bumrah, 24, has 96 wickets in international cricket. India head coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said the South Africa tour is the right time for the pacer to be included in the squad as he has proved his mettle in limited-overs.

On Bumrah’s selection

“I think he is very exciting. In the limited overs, he has shown how good he is one of the best in the world. acknowledged by his opponent. For Gujarat as well, he has run through the opposition, has taken five or six-wicket haul. He is a very quick learner, his confidence level is high Good time for him to get in (the squad),” Shastri told reporters at the pre-departure press conference.

Kohli on Ashwin’s leg-spin experiment

India vs South Africa: Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for 1st Test
India vs South Africa: Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for 1st Test

Captain Virat Kohli was asked on the subject of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin learning leg-spin. Kohli told, “I think it was an experiment on a personal front. As a batsman also you try to add your batting. He could be thinking of adding some element to his bowling.”

India will play the first Test at Cape Town starting January 5.