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12:00 AM, July 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:23 AM, July 08, 2019

India in top shape, says Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah says India have a “good headache” with every player in top form going into Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal against New Zealand.

Pace bowler Bumrah claimed three wickets in India’s win over Sri Lanka on Saturday at Headingley, with Virat Kohli’s side taking top spot in the final group table.

Australia’s loss to South Africa on Saturday means India face New Zealand in the first semi-final in Manchester, while Aaron Finch’s side take on hosts England in Birmingham on Thursday.

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored his record fifth century in a single World Cup on Saturday and lead the tournament’s batting charts with 647 runs.

Kohli has hit five half-centuries to play a key part in his team’s seven victories in nine group games and Bumrah believes the skipper has a wealth of quality options to pick from when he names his line-up for the semi-final.

“Everybody’s had a good run here. It’s been a good campaign for us,” Bumrah said after becoming the second fastest Indian bowler to claim 100 ODI wickets on Saturday.

“Everybody has chipped in with wickets and with the bat. There’s a healthy competition.

“It’s a good headache to have when everyone’s performing and everyone’s in good nick and that’s something you love to have going into a crucial game like next week’s semifinal.”

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