Currently, the Indian cricket team is performing really well and quality fast bowling is the major reason behind India’s success in the last two years.
Currently, India is the best team in a world and dominating all other teams with their performance. After the victory in 1983 World Cup, India has been continuously performing well in cricket but from last two years “Men in Blue’ has been dominating the world cricket.
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Currently, India is playing the 2nd match of a two-match Test series with Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In the 1st innings, India bowled out Bangladesh on 106 runs. In this innings, Bangladesh substituted two batsmen due to concussion. All the 10 wickets of Bangladesh’s innings were taken by the fast bowlers. Ishant Sharma took five wickets.
Fast bowlers winning the matches for India
The major change that came into the Indian team from the last two years is ‘Balanced Pace Attack’. The Indian team has always been known for its competitive batsmen but now the Indian team is witnessing positive growth in quality of fast bowlers. In the past, India has produced many great fast bowlers like – Kapil Dev, Javgal Srinath, Zaheer Khan etc. but this is the first time when India has a good bunch of fast bowlers in the same era.
What former cricketers said on India’s lethal bowling attack?
A month ago, former Indian captain, Kapil Dev said, “We have not seen such a pace attack, nor did we think about it”. Without any doubt, the fast bowlers have changed the face of Indian cricket in the last four-five years,” Kapil said during the sidelines of a promotional event.
Legendary cricketer Brian Lara said, “India is on their way to becoming a truly quality Test side that is capable of matching the all-conquering dominance of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting’s Australia, and Clive Lloyd’s West Indies”.
How India becomes the best fast bowling unit in the world?
Currently, India has quite a good fast bowlers (Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhivneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav etc.) who bowl as a unit. The fitness of the current bowling unit of India is better than any bowling unit in the world. Credit goes to captain Virat Kohli who back his fast bowlers and motivate them towards fitness. Virat Kohli gives more preference to fast bowling as compared to spin bowling. This change led team India to dominate world cricket.
Tough competition in India’s fast bowling unit
In India’s cricket history, this is the first time when we can see a high standard competition between the Indian fast bowlers. Earlier, we saw adequate fast bowlers in the Indian team like – Kapil Dev, Javgal Srinath, Zaheer Khan but these three were from a different era. Currently, bowlers like Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not regular in the Test playing XI, even after producing a good performance in the last two years. This competition is healthy and good for the Indian team.
Records and Stats
Indian fast bowlers performed really well in the past two years. From years we have been seeing India winning most of the matches because of their quality spinners and up to par batsmen. But now the fast bowlers aka pacers are no less. Stats given below shows the performance of India’s regular fast bowlers, in the last two years.
In 2018, Indian pacers took 172 wickets in just 14 Test matches and created a new record. The year 2018 was the greatest year for the Indian fast bowling. This led India to win their first Test series in Australia.
Quality backup bowlers
India has good quality fast bowlers not only in the regular squad but in the domestic level too. Currently, India has some brilliant fast bowlers in their domestic circuit (like – Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti etc.) who all are performing good in domestic cricket and in T20 leagues also. The team management should manage or use these bowlers in a proper manner so; that they will perform well at International level and take their team to greater heights.