Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has praised the current Indian team.
Clive Lloyd has heaped praise for Team India’s bench strength recently. He said that India’s current pace attack is the best ever, giving the example of the pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the reason for India to be at the top of international cricket as well. Lloyd further added that this is the best Indian team ever too.
“India have a better crop of fast bowlers than they had earlier and that’s because of the MRF Centre in Chennai. They have developed the culture of bringing in fast bowlers there and it’s been a success. Indian cricketers are much fitter now than they were before. It shows in their movements on the field,” Lloyd said to Telegraph.
“He’s (Bumrah) thinking all the time and can surprise you any time. He can bowl the vicious bouncer, he can get the ball to swing around, he bowls the slower ones. That is why India are where they are at the moment. He can provide breakthroughs at a time when the side is struggling,” Lloyd again shared.
“He’s a tremendous cricketer” – Clive Lloyd on Virat Kohli
The veteran again said that the Indian captain Virat Kohli is a “tremendous cricketer”.
“He’s a tremendous cricketer. I forgot to mention people like Kane Williamson. I admire him quite a lot. There’s also Geoffrey Boycott whom I didn’t mention. You’d pay money to go and watch them. Don’t forget people like Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman… All tremendous batsmen. For quite a number of years, Rahul Dravid was your best batsman. I am now admiring young Rishabh Pant,” he explained.
“They are a much better side because they have variety, the players are fitter and more professional… Yeah I would think so… Don’t forget they came from behind most times in Australia and that was excellent. Judging by their performances from that series you can say that this is the best Indian team ever,” Clive Lloyd concluded.
Team India are currently playing the three-match One Day International series against England where they won the first match by 66 runs. India need another win to clinch series whereas England need another win to level the series as well.