IND vs WI: "Humare Paas Fast Bowlers Ki Line Nahi Lagi Hui Hai" - Rohit Sharma Open Up On India's Young Fast Bowling Attack Against West Indies

Updated - 12 Jul 2023, 12:34 PM

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Team India skipper Rohit Sharma opened up about the Indian pace bowling attack in the upcoming Test series against the West Indies. Rohit Sharma admitted that they are struggling to field a quality pacer bowling attack due to injuries to a few fast bowlers.

Mohammed Siraj will lead the bowling attack, comprising Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, and Mukesh Kumar. Mohammed Shami has been rested for this series, while Umesh Yadav has been dropped. Jasprit Bumrah remains unavailable for selection.

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We Have To Rotate Them Unfortunately – Rohit Sharma

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the first Test, Rohit Sharma emphasized the importance of rotating fast bowlers to manage their workload.

“We’ve seen that the pacers have taken a lot of wickets here. But it is what it is. Players get injured and we have to rotate them, unfortunately. Humare paas fast bowlers ki line nahi lagi hui hai (We don’t have an abundance of pacers),” Rohit told reporters.

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“In India, there are a lot of bowlers who are injured. The ones we have, we need to manage them. Which is why our experienced bowlers couldn’t come on this tour,” he added.

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We’ll See What Combination We Can Play – Rohit Sharma

The Indian captain expressed confidence in his fast bowlers, highlighting Jaydev Unadkat and Mukesh Yadav’s performances in domestic cricket.

“Jaydev is not new. He has been playing for 10-12 years. Mukesh Kumar has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket,” he further stated.

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“We’ll see what combination we can play. This will always be a challenge for Indian cricket because we play a lot. We have to give players enough breaks because we want them to be fresh,” he added.

Mohammed Siraj, with 19 matches in red-ball cricket, is the most experienced pacer in the current Indian squad. Siraj will be accompanied by Shardul Thakur (9), Jaydev Unadkat (2), Navdeep Saini (2), and Mukesh Kumar, who received his maiden Test call-up.

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