Give them a little bit of time, they will come back strongly: Jhulan Goswami backs India’s pacers

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Published on: Jun 30, 2021

Experienced India Women pacer Jhulan Goswami has backed the team’s bowling attack to come good soon. According to Goswami, fans and experts need to give them little time and show patience and they will deliver. The Indian fast bowler was speaking ahead of the second ODI between India and England, which will be played in Taunton on Wednesday. India went down to England by eight wickets in the first ODI and need to win on Wednesday to stay alive in the series.

At a virtual press conference, Goswami said that India has a quality pace attack. Responding to an ANI query, she said, "Both of our medium pacers like Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar and we have another two pacers in the side, all of them are good cricketers. Shikha is coming back from a break, she was not there in our last series. Pooja is playing after a long time, they need a little bit of time, they will do well."

"They have already proved that they are quality bowlers, they have single-handedly won the matches for India. You just need to give them a little bit of time, they will come back strongly. I have full confidence in them," Goswami added.

According to the legendary cricketer, India will need to come back strongly as a bowling unit since individual performances cannot take them a long way. Goswami explained, “Whatever score is there on the board, we need to come back as a unit. As an individual, you cannot achieve big milestones. You have to come out together as a bowling unit. We have discussed a lot of things, hopefully, we sort it out and we come back strongly."

"You have to believe in these bowlers, they are your best bowlers, they have the ability. They have done well in the past, they are coming back after a long haul, we will come back strongly as a bowling unit," she pointed out.

After India’s loss in the first ODI, captain Mithali Raj had admitted that their seam bowlers need to perform better and pick up wickets to ease some of the pressure on the spinners. She had stated, "Clearly, our seam bowling. That puts a lot of pressure if you don't get those wickets. When the spinners come in, a lot of pressure is on them to get wickets and even control runs. It is not that they have never done it before, but then, they cannot do it time and again. Somewhere, I think, we also need to groom our fast-bowling department."

"Other than Jhulan Goswami, the others who are there in the team, when they get an opportunity, they should be able to step up because these conditions do assist seamers, so they should be able to use these conditions to bowl well," Raj had clearly admitted.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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