While the pacers’ fitness and workload are essential along with the time moving, Indian captain Virat Kohli has talked about the importance of keeping ready their proper replacements.
Umesh Yadav is currently the 32-year-old while the tall right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma is the 31-year-old. Both are in the peak forms at present. While Ishant and Umesh are widely following the longer format, the 29-year-old Mohammed Shami is giving his best effort in every format.
Many have massive faith in the 26-year-old Jasprit Bumrah. He has already shown his dominance with the ball in every format. Also, not to forget the 30-year-old Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was once one of the leading bowlers for India but he is currently struggling to maintain his fitness.
Talking about the present bowling attack, Kohli said, “These guys are not getting any younger so we need to be very careful and very aware and accept that these are situations that can potentially come up and have guys who can replace them and ready up and running as soon as possible.”
The Indian captain wants to keep ready some more bowlers who can be easily added as the sudden replacement of the top dependent bowlers.
Kohli added, “….we do need to recognise who are the next three-four guys that can keep the standard up because you don’t want to feel a void suddenly if a couple of guys miss out.”
Mini transitions happen every now and then: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli talks about the mini transition in the team, which happens every time. He feels that they need to prepare for it.
Kohli said, “That’s what happens in cricket. Mini transitions happen every now and then, and you need to be aware of them.
“You can’t squeeze the life out of individuals, and when they are done, you have no back-up. I think we as a side are pretty aware that these things are quite possible.”
Talking about their major targets to set up the new bowling unit, the Indian captain took the name of Navdeep Saini, who also serves for Kohli’s domestic side Delhi and IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Kohli also revealed that they are focusing on two-three more bowlers.
He claimed, “Saini is one who has come into the system. We have two-three more that we have an eye on.
“We need to be very careful and we need to understand that this is one factor that has got us a lot of success and we need to make sure that standards are kept high.
“We recognise and understand guys who can do a similar job potentially as well as these, Umesh included.”
Not a long time ago, the Indian captain Kohli praised the 24-year-old right-arm fast bowler Prasidh Krishna. The 25-year-old Mohammed Siraj is also in the fight to become the future of Indian pace-bowling unit.
Talking about the future left-arm pace-bowler, the 22-year-old Khaleel Ahmed is currently on top position. The 21-year-old Bengal right-arm pacer Ishan Porel has recently caught an eye with his impressive pace bowling.