Wasim Akram, a former captain of Pakistan, has submitted a unique name to the BCCI’s hat as Team India continues to worry about Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement, a matter on which no official decision has yet been made by the BCCI. Several fast-bowling prospects have emerged as the club management continues to consider a replacement for their star pacer, who was last week ruled out due to a back injury. Before Mohammed Shami got hurt, Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami were the most likely candidates to take over for Bumrah because of how well they batted.
The fast-bowling trio of Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur, according to rumours that surfaced on Wednesday, will travel to Australia on Thursday to join the Indian team. And it’s probable that one of these three will be named as Bumrah’s replacement in an official capacity. The fast bowler, who has so far appeared in just three T20Is for India, is the bowler Akram wishes to see in the Indian side.
“You see him there?” Umran Malik moves swiftly. He was taken by India to Ireland, where he crashed hard. You have to remain with him even though it occurs in T20. He would always be on the squad if I were in the think tank. He will get better the more he plays. “Twenty20 experience is really important,” Akram told journalists. Umran was chosen to go to Australia as one of the net bowlers, along with Kuldeep Sen, but the 22-year-old is still waiting to board a plane because of alleged visa problems. But as time passes, Umran’s chances of making the World Cup are gradually fading. Umran has plenty of speed, but many analysts believe that before being allowed a lengthy run with the Indian side, the young player needs to be much more disciplined with his line and length. Speaking on the subject, Akram said bowlers should be ready to take hits, particularly in T20Is, and that Umran’s situation is no different.
“Unfortunately, bowlers cannot play in the Twenty20 format. The format is popular around the world, it is entertaining, and it is exactly what is needed right now. “Bowlers should be aware that occasionally they will take a beating, as they now do,” said Akram. “Decks that are flat become one-dimensional. The pitches in Dubai provide a little for the bowlers, but once they are established, they are better for batters the following day. The format’s future ought to be that. “