McCullum thinks India have the best bowling attack to travel to all conditions
In less than two weeks from now, India and New Zealand will be locked in an intense clash for the title of the best in the world in the longest format. With New Zealand already in the middle of a Test series against England, the common belief is that Kane Williamson’s men may have their noses ahead.
However, former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum’s words indicate that India may just end up having an edge over New Zealand, and it’s because of the bowling attack that they have.
McCullum thinks that India have the best bowling attack to travel to all conditions.
“I can only really talk about the time I was around the international game. India have had the likes of Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath but I think in the last 20 years would have to be close to their best seam-bowling line-up. And then spinners Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin as well. I think it's probably the most-rounded bowling line-up and is probably the best bowling line-up to probably travel to all conditions,” McCullum told sports today.
If one were to take into consideration Indian bowling’s recent achievements, McCullum’s arguments have merit. After their first line of attack was depleted in Australia, India managed to trump the hosts with a bowling attack comprising of those who had traveled as net bowlers.