“When You Have Someone Like Jasprit Bumrah, You Will Always Have That X-factor” – Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir on India-Pakistan
Gautam Gambhir on India-Pakistan

The Virat Kohli-led team India will be entering the T20 World Cup as one of the favorites to win the tournament. Meanwhile former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has named Jasprit Bumrah as the ‘biggest factor’ in the upcoming World Cup.

Notably, India is placed in group 2 of the tournament. The other teams in the group are Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan which will be joined by two qualifiers. Meanwhile, India will be facing Pakistan in their first encounter on 24 October in Dubai, followed by a match against New Zealand and Afghanistan.

Jasprit Bumrah IPL 2021
Jasprit Bumrah (Photo Credit: IPL)

While discussing about T20 World Cup on Star Sports Show Game Plan, Gautam Gambhir stated that there are a lot of chances of India making it into the finals. He further added India has covered all the bases properly. Also, he named Jasprit Bumrah as X-factor heading into the World Cup. When Gautam Gambhir was asked about India’s chances of reaching the finals. He said:

“There are a lot of chances. They have got the firepower in every context and have got the batting, they have got the spin. They have got the fast bowlers as well. When you have someone like Jasprit Bumrah, you will always have that X-factor. He has got to be the biggest factor in the T20 World Cup.”

One person to look out for is Jasprit Bumrah: Gautam Gambhir

The 39-year-old feels that fans will focus on the performance of the Indian captain and Vice-Captain. However if Bumrah performers well India’s chances of performing well in tournaments will increase. Gautam Gambhir elaborated:

“You will keep building about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, I am sure. But one person to look out for is Jasprit Bumrah because his form and if he delivers, India has got to be the favorites.”

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When Gautam Gambhir was asked to pick his two favorites from Group A he named England and West Indies. Also talking about the finalist he opined England will face either India or New Zealand in the finals. Gambhir said:

“You have asked me many times, many tough questions. England and West Indies. England versus India or New Zealand. Give me this much.”

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