In recent years, India’s pace bowling contingent, featuring the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and the emerging talents of Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh, has left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape.
India pace quartet’s pivotal roles in the success of Team
The quartet of Bumrah, Shami, Siraj and Arshdeep has played pivotal roles in securing crucial victories for India. Their ability to complement each other’s strengths and work cohesively as a unit has been a testament to the depth and quality of India’s pace bowling reserves. Whether it’s Bumrah’s unorthodox yet lethal deliveries, Shami’s ability to extract bounce and swing, Siraj’s consistent improvement or Arshdeep’s promise as a left-arm pacer, each bowler has contributed significantly to India’s success.
BCCI’s well-executed rotation policy
Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has implemented a well-thought-out rotation policy to maintain the freshness of its pacers. This strategic approach has allowed the fast-bowling arsenal to remain in prime condition, ensuring their effectiveness in crucial encounters.
Mohammad Amir’s acclaim: Recognizing India’s best bowler
Now Mohammad Amir from Pakistan, renowned for his left-arm prowess, has showered accolades on India’s pace bowling unit and particularly highlighted the impressive strides made by Siraj. Amir has recently joined Desert Vipers team in ILT T20.
“From the last two-three years, the most impressive has been Mohammed Siraj. The way he has improved in white-ball cricket, it’s a good sign for Indian cricket,” Amir was quoted as saying by India Today.
Siraj has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past two to three years, evolving into one of the team’s most improved bowlers. His impressive performance in the 2023 season, culminating in 44 wickets and a standout 6/21 in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka, as rightfully earned him a place in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year 2023. Amir’s recognition of Siraj’s growth reflects the positive trajectory of India’s pace bowling resources.