“He’s a very experienced player. I’ve played some cricket with him. I’ve played in World Twenty20 with him. It’s really good to have him in the side. It’s lot of fun. He has loads of experience to share. He’s very helpful for youngsters like me,” said Bumrah.
“The team’s atmosphere becomes good when he comes to the side. It feels great to have him back in the side.”
Bumrah said that keep high fitness levels was essential to doing well on the big stage.
“It’s not only fast bowlers who need to put in extra effort. Yes they need to do extra sometimes, but in general if you are not fit you won’t be able to survive. It’s the responsibility of the player to look after his diet and training
“Because of the amount of cricket we have been playing nowadays, everybody has to be fit,” said Bumrah.
India may have a 9-4 head to head record but Bumrah said that is the last thing on team’s mind.
“We don’t think like that. We only focus on the game. Every format requires a little bit of skill level. We want to focus on that and if we do our basics right, everything else is taken care of.”
Being a death bowler specialist, Bumrah said his role doesn’t change much in the ODIs and T20s.