Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has been part of the team that won the World Cup three times . He knows how to win big tournaments. He is currently the Director of MRF Pace Academy in India. They talked about Australia's hopes of winning in the World Cup. Apart from this, the impact of Steve Smith and David Warner on the team will also affect the team. McGrath also spoke on Indian Pace Balling.
How will Warner and Smith perform in IPL?
I think they will do well in the IPL. He is away from the game for the last 12 months. I know that they have played in some T20 tournaments but they will be very excited to play at such a large level. They would like to prove that they are committed to playing. They would like to start at the same level they left.
Could it not be difficult for some of the current players from the Australian team who could make their place by coming back from these two?
The arrival of Warner and Smith will cause problems of Australian selectors but this is what every selector wants. I think Warner will return as an open batsman. And Usman Khawaja number three and Steve Smith batting at number four.
How do you see the victory in Australia's one-day series against India and how important is it to the World Cup?
I think that victory will make the team a lot of benefit. The team's performance in the series played in Australia was not so good. But here in Australia, there has been a lot of increase in Australia's confidence. Australia's hopes in the World Cup are now more than ever. However, we have to see how they perform against Pakistan in UAE.
How do you see the strength and weakness of Indian fast bowlers?
I have not seen any weakness during the recent Test series in Australia. Indian bowling was fantastic. Now it is a matter of keeping the bowlers fit. I am a big fan of Bumrah. He has taken his game to a different level. In my eyes Bhubaneswar KumarAnd Jaspreet Bumrah is an important part of India's mission world cup. Bhuvneshwar is a swing bowler and he has to perform well. He bowls very intelligently. Bumrah's performance in ODI cricket is fantastic. The speed at which he threw the yorker in the last over is amazing.