As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the World Cup semifinals, former England captain Nasser Hussain has showered praise on India’s stellar ‘fab five’ bowling unit. Consisting of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja, this formidable quintet has played a pivotal role in India’s unbeaten streak throughout the league stage.
The Best Indian Bowling Unit Ever, Says Hussain
Hussain, a respected cricket expert, lauded the current Indian bowling ensemble, declaring it the best he has ever witnessed. Expressing his admiration, he stated, ”This present bowling unit is the best Indian bowling unit I have ever seen.” He went on to highlight the versatility within the team, emphasizing that if one bowler doesn’t get you, another surely will.
The former England skipper emphasized the depth and diversity in India’s bowling lineup. He noted that the likes of Bumrah, Siraj, and Shami pose constant threats, and if they don’t deliver, the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja steps in to create further challenges for the opposition.
A New ‘Fab Five’ Emerges with the Ball
Drawing a parallel with the iconic Indian batting ‘Fab Five’ of Tendulkar, Sehwag, Ganguly, Dravid, and Laxman, Hussain dubbed the current bowling unit as the new ‘Fab Five’—this time with the ball. The comparison highlights the significant impact this bowling quintet has made on the ongoing World Cup campaign.
As India prepares to face arch-rivals New Zealand in the semifinals, memories of the 2019 defeat are still fresh. Nasser Hussain acknowledged the determination within the Indian camp, stating, “If Bumrah does not get you, Siraj will. If Siraj does not get you, Shami will.” The anticipation is high as India seeks redemption on the hallowed grounds of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.