Whenever team India used to travel overseas, more than not, they end up on the losing side, thanks to the fast nature of pitches in countries like New Zealand, Australia, and England. One would not deny the fact that the lack of Indian bowlers who could bowl at a fast pace was the foremost reason why India weren’t able to make an impact overseas.
However, over the years, things have taken a major turn for the men in blue, as India now boasts of a pace bowling attack that can decimate batsmen in any conditions be it in Australia, England or New Zealand. Spearheaded by Ishant Sharma, Indian pace battery includes bowlers such as Bumrah, M. Shami, Umesh Yadav etc. who can hit 140 km/hr with ease.
India bowlers in the ongoing series against Australia has, perhaps, overshadowed the Aussie quicks with brilliant spells of fast bowling, claiming ten wickets in all the innings they have played so far.
Australian legend Alan Border in a recent interview with foxsports.com.au heaped praise for the Indian pacers, saying that the current Indian bowling unit is the best ever to have toured overseas.
“They’ve had their struggles away from home, but they’re
starting to improve because they’ve had some good fast
bowling. Now they can combat Australia, South Africa, and
New Zealand – countries that produce those fast, bouncy,
seaming wickets. They used to struggle on those, but they
don’t struggle on those now," Allan Border said.
"It’s as a good an Indian bowling attack as I’ve ever seen.
They’ve had some fantastic individual bowlers over the years,
particularly famous for their spin, going back to when I first
started with Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwath
Chandrasekhar." he added.
"Now they’ve settled on a fantastic fast bowling group, plus
they’ve got a couple in the wings that are pretty handy, plus
they’ve got a couple of good spinners and their batting is very,
very good," the 63-year-old concluded.
India will look to win the Border-Gavaskar series when they will play the fourth-test, beginning from third January, in Sydney.