Former India player Mohammad Kaif highlighted the team’s negative from the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He shared his thoughts on the bowling department as they prepare for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup later this year.
“They are bowling well with the old ball. They have a bowler who can pick wickets, Mohammed Siraj. With the new ball, he’s taking wickets. They got Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, who can take wickets in the middle overs. They have Umran Malik, who can get wickets in the middle overs,” he said.
“But in the death overs, in the first ODI, we see that in the last 13 overs, there was no wicket taken by the Indian bowlers. Shanaka got a 100 that game, although Sri Lanka lost the game. We need to improve on our death bowling.
“That’s where we are missing Bumrah very much because he is a genuine match-winner and a wicket-taker. He can bowl Yorkers, and he can bowl lower balls. I think India needs to improve their death bowling, especially in the last 10-12 overs,” he added.