Indian pace bowling has reached a new high under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Ever since the modern day legend took over the captaincy from the world cup winning captain MS Dhoni in tests, India emerged as one of the best fast bowling units if not the best in the test cricket.
Indian fast bowling arsenal is nothing short of spectacle. They have the best fast bowling trio in Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. The bench strength is stronger than ever with Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini. No wonder why India is the #1 side in tests for the past 3 years.
The veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma who has been a true servant of the Indian cricket for the past 13 years has hit a whole new high in his bowling. He has been bowling like a dream in the past 2 years and bringing all his experience into his game.
The tall Delhi pacer who took a 5-fer in the 1st dig in the ongoing test match against New Zealand has said that it is funny how perceptions of people change after just one game.
Here’s what Ishant Sharma had to say about Jasprit Bumrah
It’s funny that perceptions changed after one inning. For two years, we have always taken 20 wickets, myself, Boom and Shami along with Ash or Jaddu (at home). How can people question on the basis of one inning (Test)?
It is the first test series for Jasprit Bumrah after his highly successful West Indian series. He looked a bit rusty in his comeback and has looked far away from his best. But one cannot discount the amount of trouble this pace trio has given the opposition batters in the last 2 years.
Pace trio(Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishant Sharma) of India have played 10 matches together and this is what they have managed to rack up.
Bumrah – 56 wickets @ 17.41
Shami – 40 wickets @ 26.05
Ishant – 38 wickets @ 19.60
Total – 134 wickets @20.61 in just 19 innings so far, which includes 8 fifers.
The sooner these 3 pacers start firing in unison, the better it will be for India.