Indian bowling attack has seen a massive rise in the last couple of years with the seamers setting new benchmarks in the world of cricket. Former Australia captain Ian Chappell reckons Indian bowling attack can compete anywhere in the cricket world under any conditions. The rise of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have been unprecedented while the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and a rejuvenated Ishant Shamra have given the Indian pace attack an extra cutting-edge with spinners chipping in with crucial wickets, like always.
The Indian bowling attack left the South African team gasping for air in the recently concluded three-match Test series. While Ravichandran Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker in the series, the pace duo of Shami and Umesh pushed the Proteas on their backfoot.
“Bumrah, when fit, the indefatigable Mohammed Shami, the vastly improved Ishant Sharma, and the pacy Umesh Yadav give India a quartet of fast bowlers that demand respect in all conditions. These pace spearheads, added to India’s always capable spinners, give the attack a potency that not too many other countries can match,” he added.
Chappell further said that the inclusion of Hardik Pandya in the squad will be an additional boost for the Men in Blue and will make them an well-balanced side which will be capable of countering any attempt of home sides making pitches in their favour.
“Slot a fit seam-bowling allrounder in Hardik Pandya into that group and India are more than adequately placed to cope with any conditions they encounter. A well-balanced bowling attack is the perfect antidote to any attempt to provide conditions that heavily favour the home side,” Chappell added.