McGrath all praise for India pace attack

Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath on Wednesday said India’s bowling attack remains a “world class” one despite the recent debacles against New Zealand and blamed the under-whelming performance on factors such as injury layoffs and toss.India lost by 10 wickets in the opening Test against New Zealand in Wellington.

While Ishant Sharma returned with a five-wicket haul, his pace colleagues Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami managed just one wicket each as New Zealand posted a match-deciding first innings score of 348 despite being 216 for six at one stage.

“I still have total faith in the Indian (bowling) line-up. They had a few injuries of late. Sharma is coming back and he did get five wickets. Bumrah had a couple of injuries and he is coming back,” McGrath told reporters.