For the T20 World Cup in 2022, Ashish Nehra has named his Indian fast bowling unit

In order to prepare for the T20 World Cup, the Indian team is experimenting with different batting and bowling combinations. That’s exactly what happened in the ODI and T20I series against the West Indies. The only goal is to end the country’s ICC trophy drought. Rohit Sharma, the captain, has already begun to give the bowlers more opportunities. 

Those who are seated on the bench, in particular, must find the correct combination. Former Indian bowler Ashish Nehra, on the other hand, had his own thoughts on the bowling assault for the T20 World Cup.

●   The preparation for T20 World Cup 

Ashish Nehra, who is always engaged and never afraid to express his thoughts on Indian cricket, made his selection. The former pacer has chosen his four pacers for the World Cup in Australia as the team’s first choice. Surprisingly, he hasn’t mentioned the Purple Cap holder and former DC pacer, who had a fantastic IPL season.

Bumrah, Shami, Siraj, and Prasidh Krishna, according to Nehra, should be the team’s primary fast bowlers. Deepak Chahar, the team’s backup pacer, might be called upon if necessary.

The T20I series between the Men in Blue and the West Indies has been underway. The team’s fast bowlers for the series include Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Mohammed Siraj. The remaining players are Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

In an interview with Cricbuzz, Nehra stated that the World Cup is still far. However, if the World Cup squad is to be chosen by the selectors, Only one bowler from the present lineup will be used, and that bowler is Mohammed Siraj. Siraj, rather than Avesh Khan or Harshal Patel, he believes, will be better suited to the pitches. 

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Krishna is the only one of the five pacers who hasn’t played a T20 match for India. In the Indian Premier League, though, he has 34 appearances to his belt. The Karnataka pacer was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders to play for them in 2018. The Men in Gold and Purple let him go after four seasons with the organisation.

He was purchased for INR 10 crores by the Rajasthan Royals (RR) after entering the IPL auction at a base price of INR 1 crore. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, kept three players ahead of the major auction. He has primarily earned his reputation in Test cricket, having made his T20I debut four years ago. 

Despite his poor bowling performance, Nehra lauded current India captain Rohit Sharma for supporting veteran bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvneshwar is currently playing in the West Indies in a T20I series.

“It’s encouraging to see Rohit Sharma supporting Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has a wealth of expertise. So, whether or not to make a change in the starting XI is irrelevant.”

Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel also talked about Team India’s fast bowling unit and said one of Siraj and Avesh can be tried in place of Chahar or Bhuvneshwar. 

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