Ex-Pakistani cricketer makes bold claim that the Indian bowling unit “could struggle in…”
- On Sunday, veteran Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal remarked that the Indian cricket team should make room for fast bowler Umran Malik in their starting XI. After a promising rookie season, Malik has struggled to establish himself in a regular role with the squad. India is using Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami in their current series against New Zealand. But Akmal thinks the current Indian bowling attack would have trouble on batting-friendly grounds, and that’s where Malik comes in handy.
- I don’t know how well this Indian bowling squad will perform in favorable batting situations, especially when facing strong opposition. Akmal remarked in a video released to his YouTube account that it was crucial for India to find a spot for Umran Malik in the starting XI.
- He’s always improving and could end up being the difference-maker. When Jasprit Bumrah returns to the bowling lineup, he said, “it will seem extremely strong.”
- The Pakistani cricketer also predicted that India would win the ODI series 4-0 over New Zealand.
- India ought to try to make New Zealand appear better. The team seems full of confidence, and the players are all moving in sync with one another. The Indian team has been successful in both chases and defends, which bodes well for their chances. We know from experience that they gravitate toward a chasing strategy. However, before the World Cup, they want to make sure they have covered everything,” Akmal added.