London. There’s an alarming regularity with which the LED bails haven’t come off the grooves lately, even after the ball seemed to have hit the stumps with good impact. There have been five instances in 14 games already this World Cup, the latest being David Warner’s reprieve against Jasprit Bumrah.
Pakistan who will face the bowling of Bumrah and Bhuvi on 16th June is now practicing the art of leaving the ball and getting bowled so that they can get runs of a bye and also stay not out at the same time.
The Pakistani team which gifted wickets to the West Indies team in their first match now wants the players to play cautiously and not lose wickets. The best way to do so would be to get out bowled as that means that they will be not out. Instead of hitting big sixes or boundaries, the Pakistani team under the coaching of Mickey Artur is practicing the art of getting out bowled as that means they will score some easy runs.
Indian team meanwhile is a step ahead, as Bumrah and Bhuvi were seen bowling wides as that gives them chances of getting wickets more than just hitting the stumps directly.