India is now a powerhouse in world cricket. They can challenge any side in the world in any type of conditions. This is possible because of the abundance of talent available in their fast bowling department. India always had quality spinners and batsmen in their squad. But fast bowling resources were a point of concern. However, now they have been able to convert their weakness into their biggest strength. India now have a problem of plenty. It’s difficult to narrow down to three fast bowlers when you have so much talent in your squad.
Here is a list of the three best fast bowlers in Team India at present
3. Mohammed Shami
Shami is undoubtedly the best seam bowler in India. He has the perfect seam position and is able to fox the batsman with his pace. He showcased his reverse swinging skills in his debut match against West Indies in 2013. Even in limited-overs, he is able to skid through batsmen’s defenses. He was one of the highest wicket-takers for India in World Cup 2015 and had a great World Cup 2019 as well. Shami went through a tough patch after World Cup 2015 where he suffered a career-threatening injury and personal tragedy. He lost his place in the side in all formats.
However, he was able to come back stronger than ever. Now he is India’s main bowler in Test cricket. In recent times, Shami was able to defend 9 runs against New Zealand in a T20i and 6 runs Mumbai Indians in Super over in IPL 2020. This shows that he has improved as a death bowler.
2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvi burst into the international scene by bowling a memorable opening spell in a T20i and picking a wicket of his very first ball in ODI cricket against Pakistan. He is the only bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar on duck in Ranji Trophy. Unquestionably, Bhuvi is the most skillful bowler in the world today. He can swing the ball both ways and has many tricks in his bag to deceive the batsman including slower balls, knuckleball, and laser-guided yorkers. Bhuvi is the only Indian bowler to win Purple Cap twice in IPL. Also, he is the only Indian fast bowler to take a five-wicket hall in all three formats.
Bhuvi recently made his return to international cricket against England in March. He played a crucial role in India’s series win and was the most valuable player. Bhuvi has been an asset in Test cricket as well but injuries halted his progress as a Test bowler. He was the man of the match in the last Test he played in South Africa in 2018.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah is one of the best all-format fast-bowlers in World cricket today. Bumrah is the first choice fast-bowler of the captain in all three formats. His stocks have been rising since he made his debut in 2016. His unusual run-up and awkward action make it difficult for the batsman. Undeniably, he is the best death bowler in the world. His slower ball is tough to read and his yorkers are impossible to hit. Bumrah was India’s leading wicket-taker in World Cup 2019 with 18 wickets to his tally.
People argued that he is not ready for Test cricket. But he proved them wrong by performing in the toughest format as well. Jasprit has a five-wicket hall in England, Australia, and South Africa. He played a critical part in India’s first test victory against Australia down under in 2018-19. Bumrah has helped Mumbai Indians win IPL many times. Now he would like to help his country win some championships.