Former England captain Darren Gough has predicted the Indian team’s bowling line-up for the T20 World Cup to be played later this year. Darren Gough has advised the Indian team to play young fast bowler Umran Malik in the tournament due to his serious pace.
The Indian team currently boasts of number of quality and great pace bowlers. There are many bowlers including the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Umran Malik and Avesh Khan. In such a situation, the dilemma before the team will be which bowlers to choose in the squad.
However, Gough admired and respected that Jasprit Bumrah is Team India’s all format player and should be part of the World Cup squad no matter what.
He also added that pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has that quality to swing to the ball both ways and does there is no question that Bhuvneshwar Kumar should be playing in the World Cup alongside Bumrah.
However, he went out of the box and added that young pace bowler Umran Malik should also be picked in the squad for Australia. He also included Mohammed Siraj in as part of his line-up.
Gough said that he was amazed seeing Mohammed Siraj’s bowling in Australia in the Test series last year and does should be a part of the World Cup squad. He said the main reason behind picking Umran Malik is because one should always want to use the extra advantage that the pace bowlers get in Australia.
In the end, he said that even India has the likes of experienced Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna to choose from, but he instead chose Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik as India’s pace bowling unit.