When India squares off in opposition to Pakistan in a marquee World Cup fixture on the Narendra Modi Stadium, the floor is anticipated to be batting-friendly. But with a contemporary black soil observe on supply, the seamers could get pleasure from some further bounce early on.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam indicated that the toss will play an important function whereas former India quick bowler Irfan Pathan mentioned that adapting to the situations rapidly would be the key for the quick bowlers.
In the opening recreation on the identical venue, England scored 282 for 9, however New Zealand it chased down in 36.2 overs.
“In a high-pressure game like this, when the pitch has a lot of runs in it — which Ahmedabad pitch generally has — as a bowler, you need to understand that adjustment is the key,” Pathan advised Sportstar.
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Drawing reference to key bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi, Pathan mentioned, “Especially Bumrah tries to get wickets early on by bowling slightly fuller length compared to other bowlers. He can get the ball in and bowl yorkers, those full deliveries…”
“But getting the adjustment of the length quickly is very important. Many bowlers go wrong in trying to get the swing even after two overs, which you normally don’t get. So, the question is: when do you come back — after one over or two overs? It depends on the game situation.”
He additionally mentioned that visualising situations prematurely can support the bowlers.
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“You would only get half a session in between games and with so much travel, India has a very low turnaround time. So, as a bowler, you need to visualise the situations in mind and be ready,” Pathan mentioned.
“Since workload is a factor, even if you don’t bowl in the nets, it’s a must that you visualise how you are going to bowl and at what length.”
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com