Jasprit Bumrah, the pioneer of Indian fast bowling, said that he compared the SG ball used in Tests in India or the Kookaburra ball used in Australia to the Dukes ball produced in England. Also feel more comfortable with bowling. He said that this is because the Dukes provide competition in the ball game, which is fast becoming in favor of batsmen.
Bumrah spoke on a number of issues during talks with former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop and former South African captain Sean Pollock for the ICC podcast. He also told the outswinger (inswinger for the left hand) of the ball and the secret of his eight-step run up during which he gains momentum.
The Indian bowler said, 'I like bowling with a Dukes ball. It accelerates and swings. You get some help with this. If this does not help, the bowlers' work will be difficult because the grounds are getting smaller and the pitches are getting flat.
He said, 'If the ball helps, then the match is equal. You think you are in the match. When Bishop asked Bumrah about the development of his outswinger, he said, 'I always try to do new things. My bowling method may surprise someone once or twice but the batsmen will break it. So you need to constantly improve and develop yourself. '
Bumrah said he was advised by many to increase the bowling run-up. He, however, felt that the pace of the ball never increased with the length of his run-up. In such a situation, he decided to continue the eight-step runup.