The Australian all-rounder James Faulkner is impressed with Indian fast bowler Siddharth Kaul and Bangladesh’s pacer Mustafizur Rahman in the ongoing season of IPL 2018.

The Aussie medium bowler who is well known for his slower balls is impressed with Kaul’s knuckleball, as well as Rahman slower ball variations.

Siddharth has scalped nine wickets in the sevens matches. Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler has been majestic with his bouncers as well as knuckleball variations.

Furthermore, Faulkner is also impressed with Bangladesh’s talisman bowler, Mustafizur Rahman.

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James Faulkner. Credits: IANS.

Kaul has impressed with his bouncers as well as the knuckleball.

Mumbai Indians bowler has used his off-spin variation with all the guile. Rahman has taken seven wickets in the six matches he has thus far played.

“I like the knuckleball from Kaul. He uses it effectively. He has got some pace as well. Uses the short ball well. He has definitely grabbed my attention.

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Siddharth Kaul. Photo by: Vipin Pawar / SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Rahman has utilised his slow ball variation with all the guile.

“Obviously, Mustafizur has got a very good slower ball. He is still finding his feet but is a class player. They are probably the top two pacers who have grabbed my attention,” Faulkner said while talking to The Hindu.

Meanwhile, James Faulkner remained unsold in the IPL auctions. The Aussie all-rounder is currently providing his insights on the ongoing season to ESPN.

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Mustafizur Rahman. Photo by: Rahul Gulati SPORTZPICS

Faulkner dealt with a major blow, as he had suffered a knee injury. Meanwhile, the all-rounder had bagged the Man of the Match in the World Cup 2015 final.

The all-rounder added he played with the injury in the last World Cup.

“I picked up a knee injury before the World Cup, and I went with it through the event. After that, I struggled with a bit of rhythm and a bit of confidence with my body. I have had some time off for the last few months to get myself all right,” Faulkner added.

James, who represented Rajasthan Royals in the earlier seasons of the IPL opened about his next assignment. Faulkner will be seen serving Lancashire in the Natwest T20 Blast. Aussie all-rounder added,

“My next commitment is with Lancashire in the T20 format this July. I have got a couple of years with them. Yeah, feel freshened up. Body is feeling good. My knee is as good as it has ever been. I am reinvigorated and ready to go back again.”

James Faulkner added some break off the game has helped in getting back to his fitness.

“I wasn’t getting any breaks at all. It takes its toll on your body. It might be a blessing in disguise that I have had this time to get everything all right, play the game and have good performances up,” he added.

The last couple of years has been difficult for James Faulkner, as he has been out of the action due to his continuous troubles with the injuries.

Faulkner will like to regain full fitness before getting himself back in action.