Pace Unit of Indian Team will have minor changes: Virat Kohli
Indian captain Virat Kohli has indicated that soon there will be a change in the Pace order of Indian cricket team. Kohli hasn’t shared any details but said that in the coming times, there will be a change in the order. Jasprit Bumrah will continue to lead the pack though. Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami might give way to youngsters. Bumrah (26) is still young and would be an important part of the Indian team, Kohli indicated.
Umesh Yadav is also turning 33 this year. Many of these players have also crossed their prime and sports injuries also lead to performance issues.
As per PTI report, Kohli suggested that a transition of the pace attack will be required to maintain the success of the current crop of fast bowlers.
Considering such changes as normal in cricket, Kohli said, “That’s what happens in cricket. Mini transitions happen every now and then, and you need to be aware of them. You can’t squeeze the life out of individuals, and when they are done, you have no back-up. I think we as a side are pretty aware that these things are quite possible.”
Indian cricket has witnessed major changes with T20 format and the game is much different and competitive compared to 80s or 90s.
Ishant’s poorly handled rehabilitation which saw a recurrence of ankle tear and the kind of workload that Shami has taken in the past two years, is an indicator that may be in another two years, this team has to be ready for transition in the pace department.