West Indies’ ‘bumper warfare’ could surprise World Cup – Graeme Swann


West Indies can “overwhelm the World Cup” with their forceful “bumper warfare” style of bowling assault, says previous England spinner Graeme Swann.

The pace assault of Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and commander Jason Holder tore through Pakistan to set up an overwhelming seven-wicket succeed at Trent Bridge.

“Their methodology is splendid; it’s stunning and startling,” said Swann.

“Everybody anticipates wide yorkers, slower balls, yet it was vintage stuff.”

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Six wickets in the melancholy Pakistan innings of 105 tumbled to short bowling, with Russell specifically bowling only speedy bouncers.

The generally Pakistan-supporting group booed now and again, needing the umpires to give wides against Russell, however his conveyances were reasonable.

“Nobody anticipates this any more – to keep running up and simply get a flood of short-pitched bowling,” said Swann.

“On the off chance that it’s armpit stature, it’s not called as the one short ball you’re took into account the over. So in case you’re sufficiently skilful to bowl four, five of those an over, against a group like Pakistan who are famously snare upbeat, or fold glad as we call it, they’re going to take them on.

“West Indies simply played an out-dated game, really, that may simply overwhelm this World Cup since individuals essentially aren’t utilized to it any more.

“It was an extremely straightforward technique for guard fighting. It was generally excellent to watch.”

Whenever inquired as to whether West Indies had an assault that can overpower rivals all through the competition, Russell stated: “Indeed, without a doubt.”

He included he was “irritated” to be alluded to as a medium pacer on the extra large screen when hitting on bowl.

“Many individuals have been stating I’m in the group as a major hitter yet individuals don’t recollect that I’m a quick bowler,” he said.

“They disparage me and I’ve been getting envious over the most recent two years that individuals have me as a medium pacer.

“Yet, I appeared here that I can bowl 90mph and they should put some regard on my name.”

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