NEW DELHI: Indian bowler Mohammed Shami has been claimed they have the best pace attack in the Test history.
Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar become leaders of Indian attack, which has traditionally relied on spinners.
“You and everyone in the world will agreed to this — that no team has ever before had five fast bowlers together as a package,” Shami said in an online chat for ESPNcricinfo.
“Not just now, in the history of cricket, this might be the best fast-bowling unit in the world,” he added.
When reminded of the West Indies pace packs of the 1970s and 1980s, Shami said India still has fast bowlers waiting on the sidelines to take over.
“We have a bowler on the bench who can work up speeds of 145-48 kph (over 90mph),” said Shami, who has 180 wickets from 49 Tests.