Rashid believes fast bowlers will aid England in World Cup matches
England bowler Adil Rashid said that a few fast bowlers will help him and his team to obtain wickets in matches.
“It is nice having that pace in the side to try to rough up teams, then me coming in and batsmen trying to come after me,” said the leg-spinner after their third match win against Bangladesh on Sunday. “I can try to take wickets that way.”
“Batsmen can think they have to target the spinner so it could work in my favour and you might get a five-for one day,” Rashid added.
This comes after the home team got their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign back on track when they won against Bangladesh by 106 runs. The game saw his usual international partner all-rounder Moeen Ali missing in action because he and his wife were expecting their second child.
Rashid acknowledged how England’s attack would be like if he played alongside fast bowlers Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, and Liam Plunkett that can bowl over 90 mph.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow agreed with Rashid about the benefits of quick pace in England’s bowling attack.
“It was good to be standing a long way back,” said Bairstow who played as wicketkeeper in their game against the Tigers after fellow wicketkeeper Jos Buttler suffered a hip injury while batting at Sophia Gardens.
“It’s good to have that theatre in the game. You’ve got three guys who touched 90 mph in our bowling attack and then Chris Woakes touched 87. It’s a good place to be when all the lads are firing,” Bairstow continued.
England will play their next match against West Indies on Friday at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground. The home team currently has +185 odds of winning the entire tournament.
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