Since the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Team India has tried a total of 11 fast bowlers. During this, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh have also impressed with their performances. All three have made a place in Team India on the basis of their excellent performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and have also proved themselves when given the opportunity. Apart from this, senior fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also been seen in good rhythm. Mohammed Shami has not got a chance to play many T20 International matches during this period. Team India’s former fielding coach R Sridhar has given bold predictions about the Indian pace attack.
On cricket.com, Sridhar said on the question about the Indian pace attack in the T20 World Cup 2022, ‘I think there are many problems with us, right? Look, I will say very simply, I think our top three bowlers will be Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. Because if these are three bowlers, you’re rich, you’ve got a new ball bowler and you’ve got a death over specialist. Talking about fitness, Bhuvi is in his best shape.
Sridhar further said, ‘And we have Shami, who is an expert in making the opposition batsmen struggle with the new ball. So you have Bhuvi, Shami, besides Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya in the form of fifth and sixth bowler. When it comes to the World Cup, you need such players in the team.