The current pace attack of the Indian team seems to pretty much consistent with respect to their performances.
Prior to the World Cup, Indian bowling seemed to be in definite spots of bother and one of the major concerns for the team. In the tri-series played just prior to the World Cup, India failed to win a single match and their bowling failed to perform even in a single match. India also had troubles about their bowling line up as the roles were not assigned to bowlers in an apt way. For instance, we have seen even Stuart Binny opening the bowling for India in few matches in the tri series.
In the World Cup, roles have been assigned distinctly to each of the bowlers and Indian bowlers have stuck to the plans. Shami and Umesh Yadav open the bowling for India. Shami goes on to attack the batsmen from one end while Yadav tends to push the batsmen on the backfoot with his short line and length. As a matter of fact, Shami has done his job incredibly well. He took a total of 17 wickets in 6 matches. Yadav has also been impressive. He took 14 wickets from 7 matches.
Also, the Indian pacers overused the short-pitched deliveries in the tri series. In the World Cup, the bowlers focused mainly upon the good length patch.
Also, Mohit Sharma, who was included in the squad as a replacement for Ishant Sharma bowled pretty well in the tournament. He has even bowled over a speed of 140kmph in the World Cup quite consistently. And he has surprised the batsmen with his bouncers. He even said that batsmen do not expect his bouncers to be so fast.
The spinning department in the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have kept things simple and have been much productive in the middle overs. Dhoni has managed his troops well in the middle overs and Mohit, Ashwin and Jadeja have been swapped accordingly in the middle overs which does not allow the batsmen to get settled. Ashwin has bagged 12 wickets while Jadeja has bagged 9.
The Indian support staff also deserve credit for the same. Bowling coach Bharat Arun has worked quite well with the bowlers. Sanjay Bangar, the assistant coach of the team also got things right and planned accordingly. Plus the inclusion of Ravi Shastri as the team director boosted them further.
Even Dhoni admitted of the fact that each player has understood his job on the field and have done the same in the apt possible way. Assembling of such discrete jobs contribute to the team’s victory. Also, the good batting performances steadied the job for the bowlers and vice-versa.
India are just two wins away from defending their title and the entire nation hopes for the best to happen.
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