When asked about the moment he was made aware of his Test debut, Bumrah said, "There was a general discussion that I would play the match".
South Africa's hero at Newlands seemed more willing to carry a heavier burden in that 72-run victory after being publicly criticised in England past year. Would you change your approach just after one Test match or just back your natural game which has given you success in the past?
"It was a first good Test and a good learning experience for me because I have never played over here in South Africa".
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In comparison, the Indian batsmen could not come to terms with the pitch, and may not be able to do so even when the second Test begins. The anguish will come from the "what might have been" school of thought, because India will know that had they been a little tighter while bowling and batting, they could well have been heading into this Test 1-0 up.
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Rohit flopped in both the innings and Rahane's absence was felt. Indian batsmen struggled to get going in the first Test, against a menacing South African pace attack. Big runs in the first dig bring it down and if India can just hunker down for 400 or more we could get some space for a trade at maybe half the price.
"I feel that the batting order‚ through the mistakes we committed in the first game‚ will be in a much better shape to counter the South African bowlers". It was a happy moment, and from there on, we took a lot more wickets.
Alongside Bhuv Kumar, Bumrah formed a potent new-ball partnership which kept South Africa quiet. To go with four out and out pacers could give Lungisani Ngidi, the young pacer who's reputed to be very quick, the spot vacated by Dale Steyn. Expect the hosts to choose between Chris Morris and Lungi Ngidi to make up for that loss as the pace ace is out with a tissue damage to his left heel. If you want to beat the best team in the world, which India are, then maybe we have to do something slightly different to what we've done in the past. "So it could be a good move to get him (Rahul) in", he added. So I had a lot of things to learn from it. While bowlers can be effective quicker in different conditions by some target bowling in the nets and proper planning in the head - and I have confirmed this with some global bowlers - for batsmen, it's not that simple. "I don't think we felt any lack of preparation". "If you pick four seamers, he can be in amongst them".More news: Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey in contention for Arsenal's clash with Bournemouth