The former West Indies hitter, Brian Lara, described his experience of seeing India’s attack in the Caribbean earlier this year as the current attack on the rapid bowling of the West Indies puts him back in the golden years of the Cricket. West Indian attacks the 80s and 90s.
India traveled to the islands in August of this year for a full tour and defeated them in all three formats. It prevailed against the T20Is 3-0, won the two completed one-day internationals and then won both games in the two-test series.
It was another demonstration of why India has been ranked No. 1 on the MRF Tire ICC Test Teams for the past three years, with much of their success based on the excellent performance of their Imperial bowling attack.
Since Kohli took over the position of full-time captain at the beginning of 2015, the average in India was 25.12 per wicket – the best among all the test nation nations in the world. Of the 900 test wickets they took under Kohli, 418 accounted for fast bowlers. In addition, their scores of 51.8 are the best for any team that has scored 10 or more in South Africa during that time.
“The Indian outfit – hitting, bowling, and fielding – is extraordinary,” said Lara at an event in Mumbai. “I thought their fast bowlers were sometimes not playable (during the last series of tests in the West Indies), so you have to trust India where your cricket is, and you’re at a very high point.
I have seen them in the West Indies and I have to say what I was used to in the ’90s and early’ 21st centuries, that’s a bit unusual, that’s pretty special.
“If you look at the quality – [Mohammed] Shami, [Jasprit] Bumrah, [Umesh] Yadav, they are unbelievable, and the people around you remind me a little of what the West Indies had back In the ’80s and’ 90s, reserve strength is very important for assessing a team’s abilities, and if your reserve strength is very good – Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] and all these people are sitting on the sidelines – it means your attack is successful. “
Lara said India is on its way to becoming a truly high-quality test site capable of reaching the overcoming dominance of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting Australia, as well as Clive Lloyd’s West Indies.
“We all know that the Indian team did not enjoy the highest esteem in their travels, they were very well-respected at home, but now India is on the world stage, wherever she plays, a strength to be reckoned with.”
“Well, those teams dominated the cricket of the world … the West Indies in the 70s and 80s, the Australians in the 90s and the beginning of the 21st century India has this capability, obviously they are very strong at home, she has always been very, very strong.
“They are doing well now, playing abroad and beating opponents, which is great, World Cricket is now much more competitive, Australia, South Africa, and England, so India will have to do it over a longer period of time.” They dominate all the teams that should be considered. But they are definitely a nation that currently plays the most cricket. “