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World Cup 2019: Pietersen offers advice on tackling Bumrah

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has figured out a way to tackle India’s menacing pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

Bumrah, who is the No. 1 ODI bowler, produced a fiery spell to put South Africa on the back foot with a two-wicket haul in the World Cup on Wednesday.

“Quick memo to all right handed batters – get onto off stump against Bumrah and look to hit him from, straight back at the stumps to square leg. Eliminate the off side completely!” Pietersen wrote on his Twitter handle.

READ: World Cup 2019: Batsmen are clueless against Bumrah, says Kohli

Bumrah’s two for 35, along with Yuzvendra Chahal’s four for 51, saw India restrict the Proteas to 227 for nine, a target Virat Kohli and his men chased down with six wickets in hand.

The 25-year-old from Ahmedabad is considered one of the best death bowlers, having snapped up 44 wickets in the slog overs. Overall, he has taken 87 wickets in 50 matches at an average of 22.0.

India will next meet Australia on June 6.

Article source: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/cricket/icc-cricket-world-cup/news/kevin-pietersen-jasprit-bumrah-bowling-stats-icc-cricket-world-cup-2019/article27556158.ece

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