Monty Panesar praises India’s bowling attack heading into IND vs AUS 2023 World Cup final
By SMCS - Nov 19, 2023 7:13 am
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Monty Panesar has said that India’s pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj are their ‘Fab Three’. However, Team India will play against Australia in the 2023 World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. The three pacers have picked up 54 wickets between them in the tournament and will hope to continue in the final as well.

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Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami

Previewing the final during a discussion on CNN News 18, Panesar said: “They are the Fab Three I would say – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami. This is a very golden period in Indian cricket right now. You never thought 15-20 years ago that there would be three seamers like this. Venky (Venkatesh Prasad) and Javagal Srinath definitely, but they didn’t have a third one. He (Shami) has been brilliant. He has been a complete revelation. He has been taking wickets in his first few balls as well, and that kind of sets the tone for India. No one expected him to do so well.”

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Mohammed Shami, with 23 scalps, is the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup. On the other hand, Bumrah and Siraj have claimed 18 and 13 dismissals respectively as well. And, Monty Panesar reckons India could register a comfortable win in the final if Mohammed Shami is at the top of his game.

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Mohammed Shami has been exceptional in Lucknow

He stated: “In six games, he is the leading wicket-taker. He is the key. If he bowls well as we have seen him do, don’t be surprised, India could win this World Cup very comfortably. When they (India) bowl under the lights, they bowl sides out very easily. They did it with South Africa, bowled them out for 83. Sri Lanka were 14/6 at one stage and I thought they were going to get bowled out for 20.”