Former fast bowler Laxmipati Balaji has picked India’s fastest attack for the final of the World Test Championships. Balaji has asked Ishant Sharma to lead the fast bowling of the final against New Zealand. He has appointed Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami to support Ishant. Balaji did not include Mahmoud Siraj and Umesh Yadav, who made a memorable appearance on the tour of Australia.
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Speaking to News18, Laxmipati Balaji said, “At the moment I am going to the top three bowlers with Ishant, Bumrah and Shami. There is always a dilemma about choice, the best dilemma is where you put some tremendous talent under pressure. I’d like to see how the English pitch works. Ishant has performed well there, threw match winning spells and toured three times with the Test team. I want to use their English county play experience.
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Former India fast bowler said he wanted to see Ishant as the leader of the fast attack. He said, ‘He’s the leader of the pack. I will add Bumrah and Shami with Ishant, where three different bowlers are playing defensively, while the other two will be exempt. Ishant may trouble left-handed batsmen with the new ball. When the situation is out of control, I want to come to Ishant again. He has the power to bring things back on track. Indian bowlers will face a big test against famous batsmen like Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor.