The current generation is witnessing some of the serious pacers dominate the world cricket across the format. Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath, who dominated the game for almost two decades has picked three best fast bowlers from the current crop. Meanwhile, only one Indian pacer has featured in the list.
There has been serious competition among the quicks with so many fiery bowlers sending shivers down the spine of the batsmen at present. While Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood forms an outstanding trio, Indian pace unit comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav have also come a long way. South Africa's Kagiso Rabada, New Zealand's Neil Wagner and Jofra Archer from England are leaving good impressions with some quality fast bowling.
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In an interview with The Times of India, legendary seamer Glenn McGrath shared his top three bowlers as he jokingly named an all Aussie list featuring the likes of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood before picking the Cummins, Bumrah and Rabada as the best bowlers at present. McGrath also named Niel Wagner, who has been outstanding in red-ball cricket in recent times.
"All Aussies. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc. (Laughter). But seriously, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada. I like Neil Wagner too," said McGrath.
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Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah had a forgettable tour of New Zealand as he remained wicketless in the ODIs before returning with only one in the first Test. He will be desperate to get going in the final tie and received a massive boost from Glenn McGrath on the eve of the game. The former Aussie cricketer heaped praise on Bumrah and backed him to come back strongly.
“He's (Bumrah) a quality bowler. I like the way he goes about it. I like his action. It's very unique, there's no doubt about that, but it's been very effective for him. So whether he should have come back through state level, yeah it's a tough one. Next game he comes out and takes a five-for, everyone's happy aren't they? We're very result-orientated when it comes to the public and to the media, whereas as a cricketer, you've got to be very process-orientated,” McGrath concluded.