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Former Australia pacer thinks Team India T20 World Cup selection is risky

CricketFormer Australia pacer thinks Team India T20 World Cup selection is risky

Srinagar: Former Australia pace great Mitchell Johnson has termed Team India’s selection for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia a bit risky.

Johnson has termed selecting four pacers with two spinners for Australia conditions a bit risky.

“If you got an all-rounder (fast bowling) and couple of spinners, four fast bowlers it is a bit of a risk. But India are probably looking at playing two pacers and an all rounder (Hardik Pandya) and two spinners,” Johnson, who is in India to take part in Legends League Cricket was quoted by PTI.

“In Australia you surely need to play three fast bowlers, possibly four in certain conditions, for example Perth. I guess they have a plan going in but it is a bit of a risk if you only take four (pacers),” former pacer said.

Johnson thinks that in Indian set-up, only Bumrah is the man who can consistently clock 140 clicks upwards but pace can’t be the only criteria to form a potent bowling unit.

“Those kind of things are funny (That all should bowl at 145 plus). If someone can bowl 145 plus, you don’t need another guy bowling at the same pace. You need guys that back each other up, work together,” Johnson explained.

“The main thing in Australia is the extra bounce and pace and adjusting your length, you can get carried away and bowl a bit too short,” he added.

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