Indian pacers average 23.43 in Test cricket since 2018 which is best among all the pace bowling attacks around the world.
India has always been known for batting talents and legendary batsmen who have ruled the cricket world in the last 50 years. Even the first player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket was an Indian named Sunil Gavaskar. However, in the last few years, things have changed drastically. Indian pacers have started to dominate the cricket world. Cricket fraternity across the world has been stunned by the majestic performance of Indian seamers in the last 4-5 years.
Jasprit Bumrah’s debut in January 2018 sparked a revolution in pace bowling for India
After the debut of Jasprit Bumrah in Test cricket in January 2018, India’s seam bowling attack has reigned world cricket through the force of phenomenal performances. India pacers have bagged all 20 wickets of the opponent in a Test match twice in their Test history of 89 years; interestingly, both the incidents came from the start of 2018 which signifies that the Indian pace unit is showing terrific performances in recent times.
Let's have a look at the performances of Indian pacers from January 2018 and their impact on world cricket.
Record of Top 8 teams - Pace attack from 2018 (Data till 26th Aug)
When we compare records of pace contingents of every team, India is the standout performer in recent years. As we can see in the above chart, from the start of 2018, India’s pace attack bagged 399 wickets which are less