India continues its 2014 ICC World Twenty20 campaigning with the number one berth in the Group Two lists after beating their arch-rival Pakistan and last year’s champion West Indies successively. This is the outcome of their disciplined bowling strategies.  

The spinners showed an incredibly great performance in their first great match against Pakistan. In the next match the Caribbean got smashed by the new-ball bowling of this position. India showed an astonishing seven-wicket win against West Indies for the first time in the World T20 history.

India continues its ICC World Twenty20 campaigning with the number one berth in the Group Two lists after beating their arch-rival Pakistan and last year’s champion West Indies successively. This is the outcome of their disciplined bowling strategies.  

The spinners showed an incredibly great performance in their first great match against Pakistan. In the next match the Caribbean got smashed by the new-ball bowling of this position. India showed an astonishing seven-wicket win against West Indies for the first time in the World T20 history.

Indian bowling has been criticised a great deal ahead of the prestigious tournament, but abruptly, it has been turned away to be their huge strong point and the spin-friendly slow pitch of Bangladesh is offering them the necessary conditions. Granting to the experts, leg-spinner Amit Mishra has used the site very easily.

Since Mishra has been noted as a good spinner in limited over format, he produced only one bad inning against Australia when he yielded 78 runs for no wicket in a high scoring game in Nagpur in the October. His operations are quite assertive and it is seemed that he is starting to get wickets in each and every match. If we show his statistics of the last nine months, he has taken 25 wickets in 10 international matches, which includes 18 wickets in a 5-ODI series against Zimbabwe.

“One great difference has been the inclusion of Amit Mishra. He fetches a great deal of coloration to the Indian bowling attack. He is a leg-spinner who gets the orb to turn and bowls at a much slower pace than anyone else in the onslaught. His bowling speeds are late 70s-early 80s camp, which is a good deal dimmer and that has made a huge difference,” former India are batting great Sunil Gavaskar told NDTV after India thrashed West Indies on Sunday night in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has been hugely impressed how the Indian bowlers had been debriefed after the South Africa and New Zealand tours, still the bowlers are making such excellent performances in such conductive weather in the tournament.

“Pitches were different in South Africa and New Zealand. There was nothing in that location for the Indian spinners. Here there is a fairish bit of turn, even in the 40th over, you saw Marlon Samuels turning the orb. So here the Indian spinners have exploited the conditions to the best of their abilities. If you produce a turning pitch, you don’t ask to try out variations, just bowling on line and length will turn for you. To their credit, that’s what the Indian bowlers have performed,” Gavaskar said.
Former India wicket-keeper batsman Farokh Engineer was all praise for new-ball bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who ended with record economical figures of 3-0-3-0 in T20Is. 
“The way Bhuvneshwar swung the ball, he never allowed Chris Gayle to take away. Bhuvneshwar was the weak-link in the onslaught. Only today the Indian bowlers are on a roll and with the batsmen in such configuration, they are flirting like a champion team,” Engineer said.