Former Pakistan Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was exuberant in his praise for In the‘s tempo bowling attack in the first Test against England at Trent Bridge. He believes the Indian bowlers set the tone for the entire Test series by dismissing the hosts for 183.
Inzamam-ul-Haq noted that the pace attack led by Jasprit Bumrah left no room for the English batsmen; even Joe Root, who scored a fifty in the first innings, played a scratchy hand and tested regularly.
In the second innings, the English batting line revolves around their captain again. Root scored a brilliant century, but the next best score was 29. Inzamam-ul-Haq reckoned that the constant pressure from the Indian pass battery would leave discouraging marks on England’s batsmen.
“With their fast bowling on the first day, Team India determined the rhythm for the series. They immediately put England on the back foot. Subcontinent bowlers often find it difficult in the first Test, as the lines to be bowled in England are different. The bowlers of Team India have demoralized England’s batting, “said Inzamam-ul-Haq in his YouTube video.
“Bumrah picked up four wickets in the first innings and put England on the back foot. Joe Root also scored a fifty in the first innings, but Bumrah never allowed himself to feel comfortable. The other pacers like Mohammed Shami and Siraj are also brilliant, “he added.
I have never seen such an Indian fast bowling match: Inzamam-ul-Haq
The 51-year-old Pakistani legend remains in awe of the current Indian fast-building cartel. He said that the Asian giants had some good individual pacers before, but that they had never had such a high quality group bowling with ruthlessness.
This strength in depth has helped India register a historic series of triumphs in Australia after first-choice pacers were injured.
‘I have never seen such an Indian fast bowling match. Team India has also produced very good fast bowlers in the past. But the current Indian pacemakers have a sincere aggression of fast bowlers. “If you have aggressive pacers, such performances will definitely come,” the former batsman further praised.