Former England Fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom said in a recent interview that India is still a strong squad despite the ace speedster Bumrah getting injured. They are still favorites for the T20 World Cup.
“I think India and England are going to be up there come the World Cup”,
Sidebottom told NDTV.
He said that they are peaking at the right time with key players back in form.
“If India gets the bowling together, they will be a force to reckon with”.
India will miss the services of Bumrah in this world cup. Somebody in the team needs to step up and win the trophy for India.
He also said that with Virat Kohli back in form, the team becomes more threatening. The English fast bowler said that Virat looked dangerous with the bat and it is a worrying side for opponents if he keeps playing this way.
“Form is temporary, class is permanent. So, so it is great to see Virat Kohli playing because everybody wants to see him scoring runs,”
Sidebottom said that England along with India is looking the strong contenders for the glory in Australia. He also praised the side for their noteworthy wins in Tests. Ben Stokes and McCullum are looking for a revival in the red ball format. They have some outstanding wins in their last 7 matches.
“I think at the moment, they are still growing and trying to get better. What I like about what Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have brought to the team, is no fear of failure. They have backed the players and they have backed them to go out there and enjoy the cricket. When you do that, the team improves and grows.”
“I think they have done really well, there are still a lot of areas, the batting can improve most certainly. The bowling has been good. England is okay with it, they are playing some good cricket,”
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