Indian pacers can deliver on any track, says Indian bowling coach

Carrie Guzman
October 9, 2019

Chasing a target of 395 runs to win, South Africa were bundled out for 191.

India bowler Mohammad Shami on Sunday became the first pacer since 1996 to take a five-wicket haul in fourth innings of a Test match in India.He achieved the feat on the final day of the first Test match between India and South Africa.Shami finished with bowling figures of 5/35. Hence it comes as no surprise that 18 off 27 Mohammed Shami's wickets in the second innings in Asia have either been bowled or LBW. Shami's bowls at slightly back of a length which the likes of Faf du Plessis or any other foreign batsman is perennially conditioned to hang back on the backfoot or leave the ball on length.

In the submit-lunch session, South Africa's decrease speak supplied some resistance led by Dane Piedt, who played a gritty knock of 56 off 107 balls. Talking about the recent success of Indian fast bowlers in recent times he said, "There is definitely a chance for the pacers on any track provided they have the necessary skills, and our fast bowlers have done extremely well over the last couple of years, overseas and at home". "And then he came up with a magnificent spell", he said.

The mantra is on developing the skills rather than become a slave of the conditions, said Arun. Sometimes the outfield is also not great. "Now, the quicker a bowler becomes aware of what is happening, chances of success increase", said Arun.

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India kicked off the home Test season with an impressive victory over South Arica in the first Test in Vizag.

Earlier, Shami had also praised Kohli and said he puts in a lot of trust on his bowlers.

Elaborating on why India's bowling battery is so successful, Arun said: "There is definitely a chance for the pacers on any track provided they have the necessary skills, and our fast bowlers have done extremely well over the last couple of years, overseas and at home. Only those fast bowlers who have got good control over reverse swing can bowl well in the fourth innings".

Arun also said that the team management never dictates the kind of wickets to be prepared as their aim is to be successful on any given track. If you get reverse swing, but if you don't get the line right, you will not get a wicket. For us to be a number one team in the world, we've got to accept and play on any wicket that's on offer. Even with the fight they showed, we still had a lead.

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