There is no denying the fact that it was a nightmare series for the Indian batters, but to everybody’s surprise the world class Indian bowlers were also not effective with the ball for the first time in a very long time. The amount of fear they instilled in the opposition camp is second to none.
The fantastic trio of Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah ran through the opponents for fun irrespective of the conditions and nature of the wicket. They were even termed as the best fast bowling side in the world by many experts around the world.
India's best bet with the ball in any conditions is Jasprit Bumrah. The time he was injured during the West Indies tour, the whole of Indian fans had a heart-in-their-mouth moment as Jasprit Bumrah was the world’s best bowler across formats then. Ever since he made his comeback from injury, he looked far from his best.
In the ODI series against the Kiwis, he was dealt with rather easily but the worst part was his downfall in the 2 test matches where he couldn’t find his rhythm which dented the India's chances big time.
The good part though is the last spell of his in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test where he looked in full flow and was bowling some rockets to the batsman
He took the wickets of Kane Williamson but the showstopper was his delivery to Tom Blundell which uprooted the off-stump.
It is perfectly alright for a fast bowler to get injured but it is a blunder to play without getting healed completely from injury and this is the exact thing that is happening currently in the Indian cricket.
The management is giving no proper time to their injured faster bowlers and rushing them to play the international matches for fun.
The latest to join in the list is the veteran Ishant Sharma who could also potentially miss the whole IPL season because of the mismanagement of players by the team management.