Sourav Ganguly On India’s Pace Attack: The Indian cricket team has been enjoying its unbeaten run in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. The Indian bowlers are dominating the show in the ongoing tournament. The Men in Blue have been so dominant that they didn’t allow the opposition to touch a 200-run mark in the last three games.
While the England cricket team couldn’t go beyond 150 runs, Sri Lanka just managed to score 55, and South Africa accumulated 83.
So far in the tournament, Mohammed Shami has picked 16 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah has picked 15 wickets, Ravindra Jadeja has picked 14 wickets, Kuldeep has 12 wickets and Mohammad Siraj has picked 10 wickets. The Indian bowlers have been unstoppable and magnificent for the Indian cricket team.
“Jasprit, Shami And Siraj Isn’t The Best-Ever Indian Pace Attack” : Sourav Ganguly
While our Indian bowlers are getting praise from all around, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly feels that this is not the best-ever pace attack.
Ganguly compared India pace trio Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami with 2003 World Cup pacers, Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan, and Javagal Srinath. Speaking on Sports Tak, Ganguly said:
“I can’t say this is the best-ever Indian pace attack to date. In the 2003 World Cup, (Ashish) Nehra, Zaheer (Khan), and (Javagal) Srinath also bowled brilliantly,”
For the unversed, the trio of Zaheer (18 wickets), Srinath (16), and Nehra (15) took India to the final in South Africa.
Ganguly added: “But yeah, it’s exciting to see Bumrah, Shami and Siraj bowl. It’s a big difference when you have Bumrah. There’s pressure from both ends as it is always about bowing in pairs. Bumrah makes a massive impact on the other two as well,”
Ganguly further added that Shami should have played from the start. He said: “Yes, Shami should have played in the XI a lot earlier. Look at the impact he has made.”