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Indian bowling coach, Bharat Arun has revealed how the current Indian pacers have been continuously able to hit the 140kmph more often than not. Recently, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid had said that the current Indian pace battery is the best in the history of the country.
The Indian fast bowling unit, especially in Test cricket, has gone on to rule the world. The last 2-3 years have seen a rise in quality in the Indian fast bowlers, and they have become the most lethal pace attack in the world. A glimpse of it was evident during India’s tour of Australia in 2018 when the India National Cricket Team won its maiden Test series in Australia as the Indian bowlers rattled through the Aussie batting line up.
Now, Bharat Arun, India’s bowling coach, has now revealed the secret behind India’s uprise in fast bowling in recent years in world cricket.
Bharat Arun Reveals The Secret Behind India’s Fast Bowlers In Recent Years
“When we talk about workload management, we are looking at the number of overs a bowler has bowled. But then a bowler can over-exert himself in a game and that is not under your control. So we use the GPS tracker to monitor all his movements on the field,” Arun said on episode three of Inside Out, a show hosted by India women coach WV Raman.
“For example, a bowler runs around 20 km on the field. And the tracker gives us a lot of data and information about the bowler concerned. By analysing those data, you can manage the workload at training sessions. Basically, you need to find the right balance. And the Indian bowlers have managed to do that so far. This is the reason why we are successful as a bowling unit and the bowlers can bowl at 140 kmph regularly.” Bharat Arun added.
It Would Take Us 6-8 Weeks To Get Back On Track: Bharat Arun
Earlier in the month, Arun had said it would take at least six-eight weeks for pacers to be ready to play an international match.
“It’d take us at least 6-8 weeks for us to play international matches, whereby we’d be first working on the skill, and fitness in the camps and then we’ll progress onto match simulations, and hopefully the BCCI can organise a tournament just before we play the international matches, that would be great for us,” he told Fancode.
“I’m not worried about the bowlers because they’ve had ample time in the last 2 months, to work on strength and their fitness. Very rarely does an international cricketer, especially our bowlers, would get this kind of time to work on their fitness. Also, it is a wonderful opportunity for them to get over the little niggles, that they may have got over the long season,” Arun added.