Team India has been in sensational form in the ODI World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma's side has won 8 out of 8 matches in the tournament and they are the only unbeaten side in the competition so far and became the first team to qualify for the knockouts. The bowling attack of India has been the best in the world right now. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami.
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has made a bold prediction over current India's bowling attack, ahead of the game against the Netherlands on Sunday. He believes that this is not the best bowling attack for India. He believes that the 2003 bowling attack of the two-time World Champions was the best which comprised Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, and Javagal Srinath. In that year India reached the final and lost to Australia.
In the current edition, they have also again qualified for the knockouts and will face New Zealand. Rohit has led the side brilliantly and has the chance to win the World Cup again at home since 2011.
I can't say this is the best-ever Indian pace attack to date: Sourav Ganguly
Ganguly told Sports Tak, "I can't say this is the best-ever Indian pace attack to date. In the 2003 World Cup, (Ashish) Nehra, Zaheer (Khan), and (Javagal) Srinath also bowled brilliantly. But yeah, it's exciting to see Bumrah, Shami and Siraj bowl. It's a big difference when you have Bumrah. There's pressure from both ends as it is always about bowing in pairs. Bumrah makes a massive impact on the other two as well."
He further added, "Yes, Shami should have played in the XI a lot earlier. Look at the impact he has made." Previously he said about Rohit Sharma's captaincy stating, "Rohit didn’t want the captaincy initially because of the immense pressure associated with leading the team in all formats of the game. It reached a point where I had to tell him that he had to accept the role, or I would make the announcement myself. I’m pleased that he eventually agreed, and he’s now leading the team from the front, with the results to prove it."