According to former Australia speedster Mitchell Johnson, the makeup of India’s T20 World Cup roster appears to be “a little dangerous” because they are likely “a pacer short” for the Australian pitches’ bounce.
A few sports analysts were astonished that the talented Mohammad Shami was kept on standby, as the Indian selection stuck with the quartet that included Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Arshdeep Singh and was headed by Jasprit Bumrah.
“Four fast bowlers is a bit of a gamble if you have an all-rounder (fast bowler) and a few spinners. However, India will likely use two pacers, an all-rounder (Hardik Pandya), and two spinners.”
“Three quick bowlers are a must while playing in Australia, even four in some situations, like Perth. I suppose they have a strategy going in, but taking only four (pacers) is a little risky “the former tearaway quick bowler with a left arm.
Main Bumrah in the Indian setup has the ability to regularly bowl at 140 mph or higher, but pace cannot be the only criterion for creating a strong bowling team, according to Johnson.