Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann on Wednesday claimed that the Jasprit Bumrah-led Indian pace attack has the ability to bowl out any team very cheaply. The cricketer-turned-commentator was in the West Indies in last September during India’s tour to that country.
He witnessed how the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami tore off the hosts and claimed 33 out of 40 wickets among them. Notably, India registered a 2-0 whitewash in the two-Test series.
“I thought it was incredible and I said at the time, this Indian team right now would bowl out any team in the world cheaply with this bowling attack. The way they’re bowling right now, and I stand by that it’s incredible,” Swann said in a chat show on Sony Ten’s Pit Stop.
Currently, the entire world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus which has brought the entire world into a standstill. This has postponed all the sporting events since March. However, things are slowly getting better in some places and England has hosted their first International series.
They have been playing a Test series against West Indies where they have already lost the first one. After seeing that, Swann said England probably did not watch that series and didn’t use their full pace attack by dropping out one of their best bowlers Stuart Broad who is capable of turning the table and also complimenting another speedster James Anderson.
“England were playing the Ashes, they wouldn’t have watched it. We were there and that was an Indian team, an Indian bowling attack in unbelievable form. Jasprit Bumrah was in incredible form in that series. I think England underestimated the West Indies, even subconsciously, and they picked the wrong team. England got their team selection wrong by dropping Stuart Broad. I will keep banging on about this. England blunted their whole bowling attack by not playing Stuart Broad,” he said.