Following India’s thrilling victory over England, Wasim Akram said, “Indian pacers look best in the world.”

Jasprit Bumrah

Indian speedsters Shami, Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah have been hailed as the “greatest in the world” by Wasim Akram. In the league stage of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Bumrah and Shami’s explosive new-ball performance destroyed England. Giving India a vital win in Lucknow on October 29. Together, they bowled a fantastic match, taking seven of the ten wickets. In particular, Shami has already claimed nine wickets in the tournament’s first two games.

The former pacer for Pakistan hailed India’s fast bowlers, saying that their ability to defend a small total on a difficult wicket destroyed England’s confidence. He emphasized India’s outstanding display upon being ordered to bat first. Highlighting their masterful effort against a determined England batting lineup.

Indian pacers look brilliant. They look best in the world starting from the leader of the pack Bumrah, Siraj ran in and Shami did the last nail in the coffin for England. We all thought that India was lagging and England had a chance. But the wicket was different from what we usually have seen in this World Cup. The pitch was difficult to bat on especially when India was batting,Akram said on ‘A Sports’ program. 

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah turn things around for India

Akram watched as Bumrah and Shami tore apart the English batting order with their amazing efforts. India’s seamers came to life and skittered England for only 129 runs. Despite their uncommon struggles at the bat, where they managed a meagre 229/9 on a dry turner. The comeback was evidence of both the bowlers’ skill and India’s tenacity.

By getting consecutive big wickets of Joe Root and Dawid Malan, Bumrah sparked the match. Later on, he put the finishing touches on the match with a precisely placed yorker that got past tailender Mark Wood’s defense. Meanwhile, Shami’s outstanding performance resulted in a match-winning four-wicket haul while demolishing England’s middle-order. A brilliant white-ball spell with accurate lengths and an offensive plan, it was undoubtedly one of his best.

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