Mohammad Shami, India’s fast bowler, has termed India’s fast bowling line-up as the best in the world.
He said that everyone shall agree to the fact that no other team has got a quality package of bowlers as India has got.
India’s pace attack is best in the World: Mohammad Shami
“You and everyone else in the world will agree to this — that no team has ever had five fast bowlers together as a package,” Mohammad Shami said in an online chat for ESPNcricinfo.
“Not just now, in the history of cricket, this might be the best fast-bowling unit in the world,” he added.
India, undoubtedly, has got the best pace attack who can deliver up to the speeds of 145-148 kph. He thinks India’s bowling attack is not the best in history but it is the best in the world.
“We have a bowler on the bench who can work up to speeds of 145-48 kph (over 90mph),” said Shami, who has 180 wickets from 49 Tests.
Mohammad Shami discloses that Virat Kohli always gives a free hand to his bowlers and wants them to make decision on themselves.
“We surround Virat Kohli and ask him to make the decision,” Shami said of the support for the Indian captain.
“But he normally says, ‘Don’t get me involved in all this; you decide among yourselves, I don’t have an issue’.
He revealed that players support each other whether they are going on bad terms and not picking up the wickets.
“We support each other whether we’re getting wickets or not,” he said.
Bharat Arun, in recent times, also revealed the secret behind India’s successful pace attack.
“When we talk about workload management, we are looking at the number of overs a bowler has bowled. But then a bowler can over-exert himself in a game, and that is not under your control. So we use the GPS tracker to monitor all his movements on the field,” he was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
“For example, a bowler runs around 20 km on the field. And the tracker gives us a lot of data and information about the bowler concerned. By analyzing this data, you can manage the workload at training sessions. You need to find the right balance. And the Indian bowlers have managed to do that so far,” he said. “This is the reason why we are successful as a bowling unit, and the bowlers can bowl at 140 mph regularly,” he added.