In the case of the Fast Bowler, no doubt India has historically been a very strong team. India has always lacked certain sharpness in their bowling attack. In previously we have excellent bowlers like Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehera but they never get the chance to play together.
In recent years we have found out some awesome players like Jasprite Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami (Swing King) who are playing in the new revelation. These pace bowlers are playing a very vital role in the 2019 World Cup in England to bring the top most successful team in the world cup squad.
One of the hardest seamers Jaspit Bumrah, whose seam bowling ability to get the ball reverse swing and also his lethal Yorker has made him frontline bowler in all formats. India wins for a dominating start Bumrah, who has picked up wicket so quickly and smartly. If your start was better then you will finish a victory match.
Mohammed Shami one of the highest wicket-takers of the 2015 World Cup in Australia/New Zealand, He enjoys bowling on surfaces that offer lateral movement and had a whale of a time at the World Cup.
The closeness in the number of matches suggests shami is no less effective than these bowlers Brett Lee, Shane Bond, Mitchell Starc and Saqlain Mushtaq. A hit the deck bowler, with skiddy pace and a handy bumper, Shami took his 100th wicket in his 56th ODI, which keeps him level with Trent Boult, believed to be a terrific ODI bowler.
Shami sparingly used in the ODI set up by India despite being a regular in the longest format of the game, His fastest to the landmark going past Irfan Pathan’s record of 59 matches. Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar and Javagal Srinath are next in the list with 65, 67 and 68 matches respectively to their names. Shami’s feats have come at a career strike rate of 28.1 which is the best for any Indian bowler (min 100 wickets) in the history of ODI cricket.
The problem though is fitting Shami into the current ODI side’s scheme of things. When Jasprit Bumrah gets back into the side, it would most likely be a toss-up between Shami and Bhuvneshwar for that one seamer’s slot assuming Hardik Pandya at seven is a must for the best balance of the side.
This is where Shami gets so incredibly good. Bhuvneshwar was reached his 100 ODI wickets recently but took a whopping 96 matches for the same. He has not been the same kind of death bowler either in recent times and the economy is the only reason to persist with him over Shami.
That said, against top sides, Shami is a crack jacker of a performer. His score against Australia, Pakistan, England, New Zealand, and South Africa are top-notch and puts him on par with some of the best bowlers in ODI cricket. Shami averages 37.30, 19.54, 23.92, 21.40 and 29.75 against Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, and England respectively which is quite impressive. Bhuvneshwar’s corresponding numbers are 40.87, 52.92, 44.90, 23.0 and 53.50.
Bhuvneshwar hasn’t been all that impressive in ODIs although it has seemed like he is an undroppable player from the eleven and as the World Cup approaches and India ponder combinations, Shami could perhaps edge out Bhuvneshwar quite successfully.
Kumar is one of the best fast bowlers, seam, and swing with the new ball. He had 3/50 against Australia, 2/44 against South Africa and 0/8 in 2.4 overs against Pakistan.