Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath remains confident of the Indian bowling unit and said on Wednesday that it would continue to be a 'world-class attack despite a 10-wicket defeat in the opening Test against New Zealand. Ishant Sharma took five wickets while his compatriots Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami got one wicket each, which helped New Zealand score 348 runs in the first innings despite scoring 216 for six at a time in the Wellington Test.
McGraw told reporters here, "I still have full faith in the Indian bowling attack." He has been suffering from injuries for some time. Sharma is making a comeback and he managed to take five wickets. Bumrah also suffered injuries and is making a comeback. So yes, I think the Indian bowling attack is world class and there is no doubt about it.
He said, "I have no problem with the bowling attack, you don't lose form in one night." It may have been one of those things in which the toss makes a big difference (in the first Test in New Zealand), but you still have to take wickets and score runs. McGraw also praised the performance of Shami and Bumrah along with Ishant's praise.
He said, "Ishant has a lot of experience, he has made a comeback in the last two years. I thought his career was over internationally but he came back again and he is bowling well.
McGraw said, "Shami bowls very well and is very experienced, he understands the game well. He said, "Jasprit is also different from the short run up as he bowls, he can swing the ball, control the ball well.