Former India National Cricket Team opening batsman Wasim Jaffer has said that Team India don’t have many options in the bowling department and they will have to stick with Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel and back them.
India’s bowling unit has been struggling for quite some time now and with pace spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, officially getting ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, things are not looking good for the Men In Blue.
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has said that the death bowling of the Indian team is a big concern for the side, but they shouldn’t make too many changes to the bowling department.
“The death bowling (is a concern). Harshal (Patel) is struggling again. Arshdeep (Singh) had an off day, bowling 2-3 no balls and going for over 60. But I don’t think India has any other option. They’ve got to stick with them and just back them. So close to the tournament (T20 World Cup), you don’t want to chop and change.
“I thought India bowled really well in the powerplay. Deepak Chahar was a standout. That 16th (17th) over that he bowled would have given him a lot of confidence that he can bowl in the death. He showed good variations,” he said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Mohammed Shami is the only one who can improve India’s bowling in death overs, feels Wasim Jaffer
Jaffer further said that the veteran pacer Mohammed Shami, who last played a T20I game during ICC T20 World Cup 2021, is the only player who he thinks can improve India’s bowling in the death overs in T20Is.
“Probably Shami is the only one they can think of (with the T20 World Cup in mind). But India need to do better in that department (death overs). If at all anything is a grey area for India, it’s the death bowling, which is struggling,” he said.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is the eighth edition of the multi-nation tournament, is scheduled to be played from October 16 to November 13 in Australia.