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Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
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25 January, 2018 19:33
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
25 January, 2018 19:50
Amazingly Umesh Yadav has not played a single Test in this SA tour... I really think he could have been picked instead of Shami in Johannesburg... but then Shami bowled beautifully at Centurion...so was hard to leave him out.

India were let down by their batting... and that was a matter of lack of sufficient time to acclimatize...

But their bowling has been AWESOME. As commentators on TV mentioned in terms of average pace India have matched South Africa... the difference has been the bounce, which South African bowlers being taller on average have been able to extract more of.

When South Africa visited India not only were the South African batsmen found out.. but their spin bowling was also quite a bit behind the duo of Jadeja and Ashwin.

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
27 January, 2018 16:07
The bowling unit took 60 wickets in 3 Tests in South Africa... proving the point...

India picked 5 quicks... and NO spinner... for the final Test at the New Wanderers..don't think that has ever happened in their Test history...



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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Akbar (IP Logged)
28 January, 2018 18:51
First of all -Who is Rajlaxmi Arora? Can't he or she post here more often?

About the title question, I think answer is yes. All bowlers bowling in vicinity of 135 kph with good line and length - that is something India never had.



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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
28 January, 2018 18:59
Rajlaxmi Arora wrote this originally for bcci.tv. ICF believes in giving credit where credit is due... unlike some "Respected" news outlets in India's neighboring country... Just ask our one time fearless leader (who seems to be AWOL) Anil about how his piece on Chris Broad, became an article in Dawn newspaper....smiling smiley

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
ananthd (IP Logged)
29 January, 2018 04:28
Not sure if ever in a losing 3 Test series India has taken 60 wickets!

Probably the first time...



24 needed with a bunny coming in at 11? No problem!

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
29 January, 2018 18:00
Apparently the other time India took all 60 wickets in three match series was in England in 1986... that one India won handily 2-0...

What a difference in quality of pace attack though... then it was Kapil Dev, Roger Binny, Chetan Sharma, Madan Lal, and Mohinder Amarnath...smiling smiley



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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 19:02
With the success of Kuldeep and Chahal in the shorter formats... India's bowling resources are as STRONG as any side in the world...

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Akbar (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 19:31
They are amongst wickets in ODIs too. Apart from 4th ODI where rain played culprit.

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 22:33
Yep.. someone pointed out in 11 innings against India in Tests and ODIs... SA topped 300 only ONCE...

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Max (IP Logged)
03 August, 2018 14:09
Indian bowling has become potent in all conditions. But the batting seems to have deteriorated (barring Kohli of course). If India get their Test batting selection and strategy in order, they will win series in all countries easily.

 
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Re: Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever?
Birbal (IP Logged)
03 August, 2018 18:28
Too bad we don't have players of the class of Sehwag, Laxman, Dravid and Ganguly.... to go with Kohli who is in the Tendulkar class...

I thought that Pujara could be the next Dravid and Dhawan the next Sehwag... KL Rahul and Rahane could be cover for VVS and Ganguly...

But on evidence so far... NOPE.

But this is not just an India problem... Even England's middle order looks unable to put up big scores...

I think it is related to T20... the shortest format with its overemphasis on artificial thrills of big hitting has messed up batsmen's heads... they can't guts out innings...which is very important in Test cricket..

Virat with his 50/50/50 average in Tests/ODIs/T20Is...is an absolute phenom... and head and shoulders above anyone today. But he can't do it alone...sad smiley


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