Perhaps, there are only a few teams that have got the best bowling attack than the Indian National Cricket Team. They have been a class apart in the recent series against Kiwis, Australia, South Africa and England. Their success in overseas helped Virat Kohli-led side yield results to the Indian side, across the formats. Meanwhile, Laxmipathi Balaji hails the Indian bowling attack.

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami have displayed top-class skills across the formats. There rise in the ICC rankings tells the story that how well they have performed for the team. With England favouring bowlers, Balaji believes India got the best bowling attack.

Best Indian bowling attack travelling into ICC World Cup 2019 – Laxmipathi Balaji

Laxmipathi Balaji quoted that the current bowlers have got the best tactics in their kitty. He believes that this would be the best travelling unit to the grand event, as far as the fast bowling department is concerned.

Laxmipathi Balaji, Indian bowlers, ICC World Cup 2019
Jasprit Bumrah-Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Credits – AFP)

“India have got the best pace bowling unit right now with Bumrah, Bhuvi, and Shami in very good form leading into the World Cup. With the depth we have in the bowling department, this could be the best Indian attack to have travelled to a World Cup,” Balaji Said to India Today.

Jasprit Bumrah will be the go-to bowler:

Further, he went on to add saying Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami will be India’s top 2 bowlers in England conditions. Balaji believes that the upright seam of Shami will help India bag the wickets initially. He got special praise for Jasprit Bumrah.

Mohammad Shami, ICC World Cup 2019
Mohammed Shami (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

“I think Shami has done well in England, South Africa. Especially in English conditions, where there is lateral movement on offer, a bowler with upright seam can perform. All three bowlers work on their pace as well. They’re not similar. One is a proper swing bowler, one is a seam bowler, another one has a combination of high pace and unusual action. I think oppositions will find it difficult to face our pace attack.”

Possible Combinations:

Balaji also suggested combinations for the tournament. He wants the team to go with an extra fast bowler against Asian teams. And, for foreign teams, he suggested team to go with an extra spinner and Hardik Pandya.

Wasim Akram, Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo credit – RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

”Shedding light on possible combinations for the World Cup, the 37-year-old said: “Bumrah will be my go-to man. Bumrah and Shami as the first two picks. Then we can look at the conditions and the opposition. Against Asian teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India can go in with three seamers and one spinner in Kuldeep Yadav. If you play against Australia, South Africa, and England, you can play two seamers, two spinners and Hardik Pandya,” he added.

All in all, as Laxmipathi Balaji said, the Indian team got the best bowling attack in their kitty. The variety in the bowling section will certainly help them deliver the goods as a unit.