By CricketCountry Staff
Melbourne: Dec 29, 2011
Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav have the potential to become India’s best pace-trio ever, opines former Australia fast bowler, Geoff Lawson.
Lawson told Mid Day that he is very impressed by Umesh Yadav. He said “"I saw Umesh bowl during the IPL for Delhi Daredevils against us (Kochi Tuskers Kerala). I always wanted to see him bowl with a Kookaburra ball here in Australia on bouncy pitches.
“It's nice to see that he's figured out the exact length to bowl here. He's got raw pace and doesn't get carried away. For a guy on his first tour to Australia, he has shown a lot of maturity. Good on him.”
Completing his round-up of the Indian pace-attack, Lawson said, “And Ishant too has really come of age. Today, he clocked 150 kmph and with the perfect length. I definitely feel that this trio of Ishant, Zaheer and Umesh can potentially be one of India's best pace attacks of all time.”
He belives that Zaheer may be in the twilight of his career but India have a good replacement in Varun Aaron.
“Only thing is that Zaheer could be on his last legs. But I like the look of Varun Aaron too. Once Zaheer is gone, Aaron could prove a handy replacement," he was quoted by Mid Day.
Lawson found support from Virender Sehwag who shares his views. He said, “Definitely, this is the best bowling attack I have ever played with.”