While the spinners are Team India’s strength over the years, they have started investing in the pace attack as well. However, former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop has said that India are currently doing pretty good in the pace attack.
India’s pace attack comprised of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has evolved a lot over the years and have been helping the team winning games in the World Test Championship too.
“India are at the forefront, the vanguard, of this fast bowling renaissance because they obviously recognised this years ago,” the former cricketer-turned-commentator said in Sony Ten’s Pit Stop.
He added, “If you want to be the number one team in the world, you cannot rely on your spinners all the time because when you travel to western countries, spin is apparently only a certain stage of the game, you have to have fast bowling and India have found that.”
However, Bishop also opened up about managing the workload of the pacers while playing in all three formats. While saying so, he specifically spoke about Jasprit Bumrah, India’s vital cog in every format.
“Jasprit is one of a small group of bowlers who transcend the various formats of the game. But you can’t expect him to last if he is playing every game in every format. The human body cannot do that. You have to manage these precious resources because he is a generational talent,” he said.
He also praised Australia pace bowlers which comprised of the quality players like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Stark, Josh Hazlewood etc.
“I think we are in a golden period of fast bowling. You look at what the West Indies are bringing, then there is (Mitchell) Starc and (Josh) Hazlewood for Australia along with the number one ranked Test bowler in the world as well (Pat Cummins),” he said.
“England have Jofra Archer and Mark Wood to supplement the experience of (Stuart) Broad and (James) Anderson. Jofra I think has the best action in world cricket at the moment. Pakistan have found at least three young bowlers that are really good. Sri Lanka have one that I can think of, Lahiru Kumara. New Zealand have good quick bowlers as well,” he further added.