NEW DELHI: As the T20 World Cup inches closer, teams around the world are looking to get their combinations perfect and looking to give key players ample time before setting foot in the pinnacle event. Let's take a look at key bowlers from both sides that have the ability to turn tables by rolling over their arms and will be crucial to their team's success at the T20 World Cup.
Shami had been left out of the Asia Cup despite injuries to Bumrah and Harshal, an inexperienced bowling attack flew to UAE. The bowling was exposed in the death overs when India failed to defend its totals.
After India were knocked out, experts opined that he should have been part of the Asia Cup squad. Good performances could see him earn a place in the World Cup side.
An injury kept the speedster out of action since the away England series. The bowler has gone through rehabilitation under NCA and is ready to deliver toe-crushing yorkers again.
A lot will rest on his shoulders if India are to lift the T20 World Cup. Indian fans will keep a close eye on him and wish he finds rhythm in the series.
The willy bowler paved his way to the Indian team after consistent performances in the IPL. Known to bowl the difficult overs, his well-disguised slower balls and yorkers are a force to reckon with.
Making a comeback, selectors and fans will hope he finds form and fires on all cylinders in the series being a vital part of the bowling plans for the team.
Known for his flamboyant style and accurate leg spin, Zampa was a key member of the team's World Cup victory in UAE last year. The World No 4 T20I bowler will find more help on Indian wickets than in Australia.
The team will rely on him to pull out something special from his bag of tricks and ensure that the Indian batters do not break free. His competition with Virat will be one to look out for.
World's No 1 T20I bowler is known for his ability to produce wickets upfront with his immaculate line and length.
His lanky, lean figure allows him to extract more bounce which when coupled with express pace causes trouble for batters. India will have to be careful of him, if they are to overcome the Aussies.