Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori. Image-DNA

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori suggested three names for India’s frontline pacers to be part of the T20 World Cup squad in Australia later this year.

Team India will host South Africa for five T20 International matches in June. The series will begin just 10 days after the conclusion of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Who will be India’s core pace bowlers for the T20 World Cup?

The five-match T20I series will resume India’s roadmap for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year in the October-November period.

Daniel Vettori Names Three Indian Pace Bowlers Who Should Be Part Of T20 World Cup Squad In Australia

With too many options available at India’s disposal, the competition amongst the players will be stiff.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, and Shardul Thakur were India’s pace bowling options in the last edition in UAE.

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Apart from the aforementioned bowlers, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan and Deepak Chahar could be on Indian selectors’ radar for the flight to Australia.

Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have to be in the Indian team: Daniel Vettori

Vettori named Bumrah, Harshal, and Shami as the first three choices in India’s pace battery for the mega event.

“I think (Jasprit) Bumrah and Harshal Patel have to be in the team, just because of their death bowling and what they bring to the table. Harshal can bowl through those middle stages,” Vettori told ESPNCricinfo.

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. Credits: BCCI

“The third seamer is tough to pick but I think (Mohammed) Shami is potentially clearing out because of his ability to take wickets in that powerplay, bowl aggressively through the middle stages, and with the back end taken care of with Patel and Bumrah,” he added.

India are paired with Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh in the Group 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

India couldn’t make it through the group stage last time as they lost their first two fixtures to Pakistan and New Zealand and finished third on the table with six points.

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