"Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj Not The Best Indian Bowling Trio.."- Sourav Ganguly

Updated - 11 Nov 2023, 11:17 AM

Sourav Ganguly, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami
Sourav Ganguly, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly discussed whether the current lineup is the best-ever bowling attack for India in white-ball cricket. Sourav Ganguly compared the current attack to the 2003 World Cup trio of Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan, and Javagal Srinath.

India remains the only undefeated team in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The hosts restricted the opposition to less than 150 runs in the last three matches. They limited England to 129 runs and Sri Lanka and South Africa to extremely low scores of 55 and 83, respectively.

The bowlers have been exceptional for India in the World Cup, with Shami taking 16 wickets in four matches, followed by Bumrah, who has secured 15 wickets in eight games. Jadeja has grabbed 14 wickets, while Kuldeep and Siraj have taken 12 and 10 wickets, respectively.

2003 World Cup Trio Also Bowled Brilliantly – Sourav Ganguly

However, Sourav Ganguly refuted the idea that the present Indian pace attack is the finest in white-ball cricket, highlighting the outstanding show by Nehra, Zaheer, and Srinath in the 2003 World Cup.

“I can’t say this is the best-ever Indian pace attack to date. In the 2003 World Cup, (Ashish) Nehra, Zaheer (Khan), and (Javagal) Srinath also bowled brilliantly,” Ganguly told Sports Tak.

Sourav Ganguly heaped praise on Bumrah, Shami, and Siraj for their bowling performances in the ongoing World Cup. He suggested that Shami’s impact indicated that he should have been included in the XI much earlier in the tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah Makes A Massive Impact – Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly heaped praise on Bumrah, Shami, and Siraj for their bowling performances in the ongoing World Cup. He suggested that Shami’s impact indicated that he should have been included in the XI much earlier in the tournament.

“But yeah, it’s exciting to see Bumrah, Shami and Siraj bowl. It’s a big difference when you have Bumrah. There’s pressure from both ends as it is always about bowing in pairs. Bumrah makes a massive impact on the other two as well,” he added.

“Yes, Shami should have played in the XI a lot earlier. Look at the impact he has made.”

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