India has been struggling to find a death bowler which can bowl yorkers at will since a long time now. All the bowlers including Vinay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar all bowl around 130km/hr speed are going around 10 to 12 runs per over. This has been haunting India for long.
In the current series against the Aussies, the bowling in the death overs has not been great, they are trying to bowl full length or upto the batsman which the batsman are picking easily. I think in the upcoming matches the bowling needs to improve or the series will be gone.
The pace of Vinay Kumar, Bhuvi and Ishant are allowing the batsman to play their strokes. The best exponent of the yorker was Zaheer Khan who is currently out of the squad because of an injury.
In the recent Champions trophy, the bowlers did a great job but in one of league matches against the West Indies the opponent were struggling to reach a score of 200. Ishant Sharma and other bowlers tried all their varieties but were not able to contain Darren Sammy and the team scored 232 for 9.
I am firm believer that the Indian bowlers get confused what lines and lengths to bowl when a batsman is set for a long time and try to bowl half volleys, long hops and other ineffective stuff like these in the death overs.
The Captain of the Indian team must try to speak to the bowlers who are bowling the crucial overs so that their moral is high and gets confidence.
When the pitch is flat the Indian bowlers bowl short and wide, when they must try to bowl the full length deliveries. The five-fielder rule inside the circle is making the job of bowlers tough too.
The top bowlers like Malinga and Dale Steyn are the bowlers who are expert in bowling yorkers but they are yet to be completely tested with new rules.
The bowlers from India come into the team with speed of 140 Kmph and reduce then to 130 because they are not used to bowl and also new, young and talented bowlers has the ability but not guided properly. That is why the scores 350 or 360 is being able to chased down easily.
With the World Cup 2015 fast approaching it is important that the likes of Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the go to bowlers if Team India wants to forge a serious challenge to retain the World Cup title.
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