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'Wouldn't Mind Seeing Seam': Jasprit Bumrah Happy With New York Conditions After IRE Win

Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball for Indian against Ireland [AP Photos]Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball for Indian against Ireland [AP Photos]

Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah shined through in the T20 World Cup opener against Ireland, and in a candid assessment of the conditions, he said that coming from the sub-continent, he wouldn't mind seeing seam and pace in the USA.

Ireland was bulldozed by the Indian pace attack in the Group-A league game held earlier today in New York.

An unwarranted collapse led to 50/8 as Ireland's tail-enders managed to fight through 96 runs total. Meanwhile, in the chase, Indian captain Rohit Sharma led the charge with a steady half-century before Rishabh Pant finished things off maturely.

That being said, Jasprit Bumrah was awarded player of the match for his remarkable 3-overs spell where he allowed just 6 runs while scalping 2 important wickets.

Bumrah was honest with the pitch assessment as he enjoyed the conditions as a fast bowler. He said in a post-game interview that coming from the sub-continent where bowlers are always under the pump, he wouldn't mind seeing some seam and pace in New York.

"Coming from India, when you come here and see the ball seam around and with some pace, I wouldn't mind seeing it," Bumrah said.

Jasprit Bumrah added that one needs to be proactive in T20s and adjust to conditions quickly. The warm-up game helped him as he was able to make good use of the initial lateral movement.

"In this format, you have to be proactive. You have to assess the conditions quickly and adapt to it and go to what works for you. We played the warm-up game here. The new ball was doing something and we tried to use it," he added.

Interestingly, Bumrah added that the pitch got easier to bat on in the second innings, and ultimately, he was happy to take the early win in the tournament.

"When the seam goes down, it becomes good to bat on. You want to cover all the bases. The wicket gets better for batting. Overall, happy with our performance," the pacer concluded.

India will now face arch rivals Pakistan at the same venue on June 9.