At the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022, the absence of the elite JaspritBumrah will undoubtedly be missed; nonetheless, former Pakistani fast bowler AaqibJaved believes that India has enough quality in their bowling attack to provide issues for their opponents.
After Bumrah sustained an injury to his back that prevented him from playing in the championship match, Mohammad Shami was brought up from the travelling reserves to the main 15-man team.
Javed is of the opinion that Bumrah can still make a huge effect on flat fields, but that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami will be a problem for Pakistani batters due to the fact that the conditions in Australia favor pacers.
Under a video that was uploaded to YouTube by Pakistan Television, Javed was quoted as saying, “It’s a significant loss (Bumrah’s absence for India), but won’t make too much difference in these circumstances (Australian).”
AaqibJaved followed by saying, “Bumrah ultimately ends up making a difference even on flat wickets, where there’s little swing on offer with his yorkers and bouncers.” Excellent seam bowlers for the team include Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammed Siraj. Therefore, Pakistan would face certain challenges. They won’t have an easy time scoring runs.”
Even if Pakistan’s bowlers have an advantage over India’s in these conditions, they won’t be that much weaker. Shami is an excellent seam bowler, particularly in situations where the surface provides a little assistance (as well). Even Siraj does well (in such conditions). “When it comes to seaming conditions, Bhuvneshwar is among the greatest,” AaqibJaved continued.
The Indian hitters will have their work cut out for them when they face Shaheen: AaqibJaved
One of the most important matches to keep an eye on will be the one in which left-arm bowler ShaheenAfridi faces off against the Indian top order. Shaheen annihilated India’s top order the last time he faced them, and Javed believes that the conditions in Australia will be ideal for the young player, who has just recently recovered from a knee ailment.
We are just getting started with the new cricket season in Australia. There will be some degree of sloppiness to the pitches. If bowlers concentrate on length and swing, they will be able to get more out of them. Because of Shaheen’s ability to get the ball to swing late in the game, these conditions play right into his hands. According to AaqibJaved, the match against Shaheen, Naseem Shah, and HarisRauf will be a huge obstacle for the Indian batting lineup.
The first game of the World Cup will be played on Sunday, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and will feature a matchup between India and Pakistan. The first two matches between the two teams will take place in the Asia Cup 2022 in the United Arab Emirates. This year’s third meeting between the two teams will follow those two matches.
Also read: “Been A While since We Won World Cup, Need to Do A Lot of Things Right to Make That Happen: Rohit Sharma” when discussing the upcoming match between India and Pakistan.