Possibly even by selecting Shapoor and Naveen as their two primary pacers, there will be a bit of variety, but at the death, none seems to be a maestro. Hence, only a correct proportion of spinners and all-rounders in the playing XI will certainly determine Afghanistan’s pace bowling strategy in the World T20 games.
7. West Indies
For West Indies, all of their veterans and T20 freelancers are back for the mega event. The overall bowling attack will be once again led by the champion DJ Bravo alongside marking the re-entry of Ravi Rampaul.
while the duo of Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi will be the essential cogs, the options for the third pacer somewhat looks to be a bit scanty and inexperienced. In recent times both Haris Rauf and Hasnain – the two main contenders have gone for plenty especially when the wickets become flat.
For England, Jofra Archer’s absence is a big loss as in the overall World T20 squad, there seems to be a superfluity of pacers. Apart from the single leg-spinner Adil Rashid, skipper Morgan’s side has six pacers.
4. South Africa
For South Africa, their pace bowling attack looks sorted, precisely because of the presence of three prominent bowlers. Despite the conditions being very suitable for the medium-pacers and bowlers with variations, someone like Andile Phehlukwayo hasn’t eventually found a place because of an extra spinner.
3. New Zealand
The English quick has picked 26 T20I wickets in 17 games so far. His T20I bowling average and strike rate are 20.96 and 8.58 respectively. One mustn’t forget that he is one of those bowlers who can bowl at the start as well as the death.
By selecting four frontline spinners and only three proper pacers, the Indian selectors have surprised everyone. With an assumption of the conditions also being slow and spinner friendly, the equation now also immaculately exhibits that only two pacers will play the playing XI.
Yet again just like every ICC tournament, Australia not only have the best but also the most versatile pace bowling attack. To start, the trio of Pat Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood automatically pick themselves followed by another variety of backup bowlers as well as all-rounders.