ICC World Cup 2019: Our Pace Attack Can Make Impact on Any Surface – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) done and dusted, the focus has shifted to the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. Indian National Cricket team will enter the tournament as one of the potential favourites mainly because of their pace bowling attack. And India’s chief architect Bhuvneshwar Kumar also seemed confident about making an impact on any kind of surface.
Over the last 18 months, Indian pacers have done an excellent job picking wickets all around the globe. The trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have picked 78 wickets in total in the last one year guiding India to win series in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Moreover, any have tipped the current attack to be the best for Indian in the history of World Cups.
Bhuvneshwar confident of making an impact on any surface
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in an interview with TOI, reverted from commenting whether they are the best bowling attack going into the World Cup or not. However, he admitted that they have grown in stature over the last few years and sounded confident to make an impact on any given situations.
“I don’t want to comment on whether we are the best or not because our performance on the field is what will define our attack. Our performances over the last few years speak for us. The Indian bowling attack has grown from strength to strength. Today, we can say that our pace attack can make an impact on any surface,” Bhuvneshwar said.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be a crucial component for the Men in Blues in that three-men attack. Talking about his own game, Kumar revealed that he has improved a lot since the 2015 ICC World Cup. The pacer from Uttar Pradesh also stated that more than technical issues he has worked on his fitness which is paying off now.
“There has definitely been an improvement in my bowling in terms of pace and variations like the slower ball and knuckle ball. To add to that, I have improved fitness-wise,” he added.
In conclusion, Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that the recently concluded IPL have given enough match practice and now he is raring to go in the marquee event. India begin their campaign on Jun 5 against South Africa at Southampton.