Mitchel Johnson has delivered his verdict on India’s bowling roster for the T20I World Cup
Ever since the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2022, cricket experts have been giving their opinion on the squad. In this episode, former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson also made a big statement. Johnson says the bowling combination given by India is risky. The former fast bowler says India selected slower bowlers for Australia’s bouncy pitches.
Indian selectors trusted the quartet led by Jasprit Bumrah with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh. At the same time, Mohammed Shami was kept on standby.
Johnson, who arrived in India to play Legends League, told PTI-language on the sidelines of LLC: “If you put one all-rounder (fast bowler), two spinners and four fast bowlers in the team, then it’s a bit risky. But India are planning to play two fast bowlers and one all-rounder (Hardik Pandya) and two spinners in the playing XI.
The former left arm fast bowler said: “In Australia you have to keep three fast bowlers in the squad. In Perth conditions, four fast bowlers will need to be hired. I think they planned and chose the team, but it can be risky with only four fast bowlers.
With that, he said, “Stuff like that is funny (that everyone should be playing 145+). If someone can play over 145, you don’t need someone else plays at the same pace. You need people who support each other, work together.