T20 WC: This is India's best ever bowling attack, says Chawla

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 18, 2024 IST

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New Delhi, June 18: Batters can help a team win a match, but bowlers can win the tournament. 

This is a fact in the game of cricket. As India eye their second T20 World Cup title after the maiden victory in 2007, some former cricketers feel the present bowling attack is the best ever bowling attack India had.

Former India spinner Piyush Chawla called the current bowling line-up "one of all-time great" as they prepare for the Super Eight challenge.

 Chawla asserted that India's bowling attack has transformed in recent years to become top-notch in the world. 

The veteran bowler credited the pace quartet of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya, along with spinners Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel for making it a great bowling unit.

Indian bowlers have stepped up to the occasion in the T20 World Cup so far in the low-scoring encounters including the mega clash against Pakistan.

"Since the past few years, India's bowling attack has truly transformed. We now have one of the most complete and formidable bowling units in the world that has provided balance to the side allowing the batsmen with more freedom to play their natural game. In the game against Pakistan, our batting collapsed and it was our bowlers who got them over the line.

"There have been many such occasions where our bowlers stepped up and contributed more than our batters. With the lethal pace quad of Jasprit Bumrah-Mohammad Siraj-Hardik Pandya-Arshdeep Singh and top-notch spinners like Kuldeep Yadav -Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel this is surely one of all time great bowling attack of India." said Chawla on the ‘Caught & Bold’ show on Disney+ Hotstar.

With three wins and a washout against Canada, India topped Group A with seven points and will face Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Australia in the Super Eight.

In their first Super Eight clash, Men in Blue will take on Afghanistan in Barbados on Thursday, June 20.

Having quality bowlers in the squad is surely important. But what is more important is they all need to perform well together. Hopefully, Bumrah, Siraj, Arshdeep, Kuldeep, Jadeja and Axar would excel with the ball and help India win the trophy. (With IANS support) 

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