County cricket on the cards for Bumrah?

The pacer said that a hectic schedule gives him just enough time to work on his game and his fitness, but he is open to giving county cricket in England a shot soon.

Jasprit Bumrah has credited his success in the Windies to practice with the Duke balls in England. Should he give County cricket a shot?   -  Getty Images

Most cricketers cherish a dream to play county cricket in England, an idea India's pace ace Jasprit Bumrah is open to 'in the near future.'

“May be in the future (I will think about county), but I don’t know as of now because you are playing throughout the year, so there is little period of time where you get time off,” Bumrah explained.

 

“...and when you get time off, that is the time you want to work on your body, so you cant be playing 12 months a year (and) you have to take care of your body as well. May be in the future if you get an opportunity (I will think about it)…” the 25-year-old said, keeping with the careful workload management that has been drawn out for him post the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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In India's recently concluded tour of the West Indies, the Ahmedabad-based pacer was rested for the limited overs tournaments. He featured in both Test matches, even taking a hat-trick in the second.

“I always wanted to play Test cricket," he added.

"... it has been 12 Test matches (so far). I have played Test matches in South Africa, Australia, England, West Indies and I am learning from this experience that I have got. Now, playing in India will pose its own challenges and I am looking forward to it," he said.