T20s: No J&K bowler in top 93 wicket-takers, a concern

By: Faizan Qureshi

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Jammu and Kashmir cricket team has always been a bowling heavyweight side. From the very beginning, the state has been home to some special seam and spin bowlers.

In the latest season as well, J&K were good with the ball in most of the matches and it was the batting that remained a point of concern. However, the scenario changed in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

In this T20 tourney, it was vice-versa as J&K looked thin with the ball while batters had a decent outing. Since no J&K bowler featured in top 93 wicket-takers of the tournament while just one made it to top 100, it makes one think tha what really went wrong?

Well, there could be many reasons. First and foremost, it was an inexperienced bowling line-up. However, there were likes of Umar Nazir and Ram Dayal in the team though they couldn’t make much difference.

Ram gave decent performances in the only two matches he played, yet Umar Nazir looked a bit expensive in his outings. Meanwhile, before going into the next season, the team would be hoping to get back the bowling momentum and continue the good run with the bat.