Australian all-rounder James Faulkner sang a number of praises for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling unit. He feels that the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and leg spinner Rashid Khan, has made them the strongest bowling attack.
“I think the strongest one (in terms of bowling attack) has to be Sunrisers (Hyderabad). Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been in great form for a couple of IPLs, (so) that will be my number one,” the 27-year-old Faulkner said.
“And the wrist spinner, who is the best in the World in T20s?” he said. The Afghan leg spinner grabbed two wickets from three games for the Sunrisers so far.
However, Bhuvi and Rashid don’t shoulder the entire responsibility. The likes of Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda and Mohammad Nabi also chip in, time and again.
Faulkner also called Mumbai Indian’s (MI) bowling attack as the “second best” behind Sunrisers. He attributed their 2 excellent death bowlers for the rating.
“Mumbai have got two good death bowlers (Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman), they are probably the (number) two (second best),” he opined.
In terms of current performance, the Sunrisers have jumped right from the word ‘go’. MI on the other hand had a rough start, losing all their matches except against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Faulkner is also a great admirer of India and Mumbai Indians pacer Bumrah. He admitted that Bumrah generally bowls in the “hardest” overs.
“It is very unfair to say he (Bumrah) is out of form. When you start your career, people tend to look at you a bit more.
“He bowls the hardest overs, he bowls the death overs, in the Indian team as well. Any day where he goes under 40 runs, he has a good day.
“The media has been harsh on him, they (have) to understand he is bowling the hardest overs,” said the Australian, who picked 36 wickets in 24 T20 games.