Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has heaped praises on India’s fast-bowling attack, claiming it has become one of the best. India has brought together one of the best pace-bowling attacks in the past few years and has produced bowlers at a breakneck pace. Ian Chappell believes that India’s pace-bowling attack is capable of beating England in their backyard.
Though India might have lost the World Test Championship to New Zealand and the fast bowlers might have delivered underwhelming performances, it doesn’t change the fact that the trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah is a deadly combination. The trio is highly capable of producing wickets even out of non-responsive surfaces.
Ian Chappell underlined that India remains amongst the nations with a superior pace-bowling combination. The South Australian highlighted that it has enabled them to enjoy success in Australia, reaching the final of the World Test Championship, and hold an opportunity to beat England in their backyard.
“In recent years India have joined the ranks of pace-bowling proficient teams. As a consequence, they have enjoyed success in Australia, reached the final of the WTC, and now have an even-money chance of beating England on their home turf,” Chappell wrote in a column for ESPN Cricinfo.
New Zealand were well-deserved winners of the World Test Championship: Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell further commented that New Zealand’s bowling attack that was significant in their World Test Championship win reinforced the fact that fast bowling rules. Chappell stated that Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner performed consistently in the final and they led the push for victory on the final day.
“New Zealand’s pace quartet – Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson – made possible their presence in the final. Then in the prolonged battle with India for supremacy, the quick bowlers led the last-day victory charge,” he added.