Bharat Arun Praises Indian Bowlers And Talks About Their Specialities
After the end of the Indore Test between India and Bangladesh, Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun praised the Indian bowling line-up. He also pointed out the speciality of each Indian pacers.
Since Bharat Arun has joined the national team as a bowling coach in 2017, Indian bowling has seen massive growth. At present, it is the most dangerous line-up in the Indian team, especially the pace bowling line-up.
Like the recent times, Indian pacers dominated in the Indore Test against Bangladesh. Their bowling helped India to bundle out Bangladesh for just 150 and 213 runs, and win that game by an innings and 130 runs.
Talking about the bowling attack, Arun told the media after the Indore Test, “Our’s is an extremely skilled bowling attack. If we can bring in discipline, then the bowling attack can consistently do well.”
Since October 2016, India are holding the top ranking in Test cricket history. Bharat Arun feels that it is more difficult to stay for long times in this place than reaching this position.
He added, “At present, we are the No. 1 team in the world. Getting there is difficult and staying there is even more difficult. To stay there over a period of 3 years, you have to stay constantly hungry.”
What he’s doing now, suits his bowling best – Bharat Arun about Ishant Sharma
Bharat Arun also talked about each pacer who participated in the latest Indore Test.
Talking about Ishant Sharma, the bowling coach especially pointed out his decision coming round the wicket against the left-handed batsman.
Arun said, “Actually started working on that variation from yesterday. So if you look at the way he signalled after he got the wicket, he was very happy that he could do that.
“Each time you try to explore new avenues in your bowling, you constantly look to improve. And this would give him the much-needed fillip to experiment more and try out.”
The bowling coach further added, “Ishant is probably the most experienced bowler we have. He has played over 90 Test matches. He felt that he needs the batsmen to play a lot more. It was about him trying to experiment with different angles. What he’s doing now, suits his bowling best.”
Ishant Sharma has played 95 Tests where he has taken 283 wickets.
The bowling coach also praised the other Indian pacers
Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav just has returned in the Test cricket and impressed everyone with his consistent performances. Bharat Arun has praised Yadav’s strong characters despite carrying huge pressure.
Arun said, “Umesh showed a lot of character in coming back. But then that’s also an embarrassment of riches (with Bumrah on his way to recovery).
“You have five fast bowlers (Buvneshwar Kumar) who are ready to play for the country. And over a period of time if you can manage the workloads well, we can ensure that each one is nice and fresh for every game that we play.”
Bharat Arun believes that Mohammed Shami‘s seam position is best, and for that, Arun credits Shami’s constant improving fitness.
The bowling coach said, “Shami has always had the speed. It’s not fair to compare but if you look at bowlers all around, Shami’s got probably the best seam position. And one way to maintain the speed is he’s spent a lot of work doing his fitness.
“There is a perfect balance between fitness and the bowling he does. I think that works very well for Shami and that’s the secret behind it.”
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