Many fast bowlers from all over the world are dominating the game of cricket by their sheer brilliance. From India’s Jasprit Bumrah to England’s Jofra Archer to Australia’s Pat Cummins, they have played significant roles for their side in recent times. While many bowlers have come up the ranks, the legendary fast bowler from West Indies Ian Bishop has revealed the name of his favourite pacer.
Meanwhile, the emergence of India’s pace attack has been inspiring in recent times. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and others have done exceedingly well for India in recent times. They have picked wickets on all parts of the world and played a significant role as India won their first-ever Test series in Australia earlier this year. Apart from them, the fast bowlers from England, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand are putting their best feet. All in all, the current crop of fast bowlers have been one of the best the world has seen.
Ian Bishop reveals his favourite pacer
Ian Bishop, who had been a nightmare for many batsmen during his playing days, stated that the last two years had witnessed a rise in fast bowlers. When asked about the top fast bowlers he is most keen to watch in action, the giant West Indian was quick to pick Barbados-born Jofra Archer, who has taken the cricketing world by storm with his raw pace.
“There are so many. Jofra Archer. I almost feel when he’s on song that it’s the perfect streamlined technique. Naseem Shah. Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammed Shami – oh god, I love Shami! That whole core group of what India bring, where I don’t want to pick anyone and say, “This one more than the other,” Ian Bishop said to ESPNCricinfo.
“Kagiso Rabada. Kemar Roach – I love watching Kemar. He has developed into a fantastic bowler. He’s not fast, he has lost pace, but with Jason Holder, that’s two excellent fast-medium bowlers. Lockie Ferguson… there are too many! I want to say Neil Wagner, but I don’t know how Wagner does what he does! All of those guys provide a cutting edge that excites me,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ian Bishop is currently in India for his commentary stint in the series between India and Bangladesh. Both teams will lock horns in three-match T20I series starting from December 6 followed by the same number of ODIs.