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Comradeship has changed the fortunes of Indian bowling: Ishant Sharma
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Comradeship has changed the fortunes of Indian bowling: Ishant Sharma

In the last 5-6 years of cricket, the most notable thing has been the revolution of Indian fast-bowling department. The likes of Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have done a great job for India.

Ishant Sharma, one of the reasons behind India’s dominance in the red-ball cricket, revealed the chemistry among the Indian fast bowlers which has helped the cause to a great effect. "I am not treated as a senior, we don't have anything like that junior/senior mindset. We always enjoy each other’s success, speak with each other and try and share our plans. It’s healthy competition," he told a sports channel.

"But at the same time, if you enjoy each other's success, and whatever you spot of the others' bowling you go and tell them, things become much easier as a team. We keep trying to pump each other up, and keep pushing each other, all the fast bowlers. It's a difficult job, but we push each other, we joke with each other, that feels very nice. When we are on the ground together, we never feel like we aren't enjoying others' success. That's special."

The Indian fast bowlers including Ishant, Yadav, and Shami shared 14 wickets among them during the 1st Test match against Bangladesh and led their side to a massive victory by an innings and 130 runs. Another interesting fact to write home about is the strike-rate of these Indian fast bowlers in this year (76 wickets- strike-rate 33.7). This makes 2019 the best bowling year for the fast bowlers in the last 105 years, as the strike-rate of Test bowlers in this year is 48.4 (best since 1913).