Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum gave high praises for Team India’s bowling lineup. He believes India posses the most rounded bowling lineup in the world and the best bowling lineup to travel in all conditions.
Team India is flying high in Test cricket since Virat Kohli took over the reins from MS Dhoni back in December 2014. In just six years of his captaincy, Kohli became the most successful Test captain of India, surpassing great captains like Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. In the process, Team India has topped the ICC Test rankings for the last five years and no team match India’s dominance in this period.
India’s bowlers are one of the key factors in this rise. Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah form a lethal pace bowling trio while Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s spin bowling is unmatched.
Speaking to Sports Today, McCullum praised India’s bowling lineup while saying, “I can only really talk about the time I was around the international game. India have had the likes of Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath but I think in the last 20 years would have to be close to their best seam-bowling line-up.”
He further added “And then spinners Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin as well. I think it’s probably the most-rounded bowling line-up and is probably the best bowling line-up to probably travel to all conditions.”
India will take on New Zealand in the upcoming World Test Championship Final in Southampton’s Ageas Bowl Stadium. The match will begin on June 18 and will decide who will become the ultimate champions of Test cricket.
Later on, India will lock horns against England in a mouth-watering five-match Test series, scheduled to commence in August. India will try to win their first Test series in England in the last 14 years. Their last victory came here in 2007.