India Bowlers Should Back Their Strengths In Australian Conditions: Kapil Dev

AUS vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Indian tempo assault within the absence of Ishant Sharma.© AFP

Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev on Tuesday suggested the highly-rated Indian tempo assault to bowl to their energy and never get carried away with the bouncy wickets throughout the four-match Take a look at sequence in Australia starting on Thursday. Even within the absence of the skilled Ishant Sharma, the India group boasts of a deadly pace-bowling assault, led by Jaspirt Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and backed up by the likes of Umesh Yadav and rookie duo of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini.


However the legendary pacer felt that the Indians nonetheless lack expertise of bowling on Australian pitches.

“Our quick bowlers are usually not that used to bowling on Australian pitches. Generally they could get carried away after they see slightly little bit of bounce and begin bowling quick. It is essential to grasp their tempo and again their strengths,” Kapil mentioned throughout a digital session hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata.

“We could have an excellent tempo bowling assault at this stage, however they (Australians) know the circumstances higher than our quick bowlers,” mentioned the 61-year-old former India captain who performed 131 Checks between 1978 and 1994, scoring 5248 runs and taking 434 wickets.

The 1983 World Cup successful captain additionally mentioned that Australia can have the sting within the sequence opening day/night time Take a look at in Adelaide as they’ve performed extra such matches than India, aside from the truth that they’re enjoying at residence.

“Positively Australia have the sting. They’re enjoying of their yard. If India have been enjoying a pink ball Take a look at in India, I’d say 80 per cent our possibilities. However Australia have performed so many (pink ball) Checks they usually perceive the circumstances higher beneath the floodlights.”


Kapil picked his India debut in 1978 as the most important second of his profession, forward of the nation’s 1983 World Cup win beneath his captaincy.

“The most important ever second occurred for myself was the day I performed for India. I’d name it 1000 occasions larger than successful the World Cup as a result of representing your nation was at all times a dream. I nonetheless cherish the second and really feel so proud,” he signed off.

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