WATCH: Shane Watson names Jasprit Bumrah in his list of top 5 all-time T20 bowlers

Watson called the Indian pacer “an all-round package”.

Jasprit Bumrah | IANSFormer Australia all-rounder Shane Watson on Tuesday (October 6) enlisted his top five T20 bowlers of all time and Jasprit Bumrah was the only Indian to feature in it.

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Apart from Bumrah, Sri Lanka' Lasith Malinga, former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi, West Indies' Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine made it to the list.

"The first one in my top 5 T20 bowlers of all time is the greatest T20 bowler, Lasith Malinga... His execution of yorkers is something that has not been seen before and might not be seen again for a long period of time," Watson, who is playing for CSK in the ongoing IPL, said in a video posted on T20 Stars' Youtube channel.

"Number two is Shahid Afridi. I am just talking about his bowling right now, he is obviously an incredibly dynamic batsman but from a bowling perspective, he is the perfect T20 bowler. He is a wicket-taker but also, he does not concede that many runs. And that is a T20 bowler you always need in your team," he added.

Talking about Bumrah, Watson called the Indian pacer “an all-round package” and expects him to achieve great heights in the future.

"He, for me, is an all-round package. He is only 26 at the moment but the dominance that he has had in T20 cricket so far as a bowler is absolutely phenomenal," Watson said.

"He has got speed, he can swing the bowl both ways, he has got a great change of pace, his execution of his yorkers is incredible as well... Facing him is a huge challenge, he has got so many different high-quality bowling options and you got to be absolutely on your game to be able to score and put him under pressure. I am sure he will be absolutely great at the end of his career in T20 cricket alone with incredible skills that he has got," he further remarked.

Watson then named the Caribbean duo of Bravo and Narine in his list.



By Salman Anjum - 07 Oct, 2020

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