Jasprit Bumrah, one of the best death bowlers for the Men in Blue has been officially ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup. Bumrah’s absence might further aggravate India’s death bowling woes which have become a big headache for the team management in recent times. Amid the terrible setback, cricket experts are expressing their opinion on India’s best bet to replace the 28-year-old yorker specialist.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra has opined on India’s pace bowling situation ahead of the marquee tournament. Chopra wrote that Bumrah was India’s attacking option which might have allowed for having more defensive options in the playing XI and now he is not there. Ex-India cricketer expressed that he would be surprised if the selectors did not have a serious rethink about their strategy.
The 45-year-old cricketer criticized the team selection in recent tours and also backed the inclusion of Mohammad Shami into the squad for the World Cup. Chopra stated that the team management must add two fast bowlers to the squad for the World Cup. One should be someone who has a good pace and that is Mohammad Shami.
The other bowler should be someone who has the ability to swing the ball well at the top and he is Deepak Chahar. Chopra added that take five fast bowlers, exclude one spinner, as the matches will be in Australia where pitches assist pace bowling rather than spin. Chopra concluded that there is no need to take any permission for changes to the squad till October 15.