Former Indian pace bowler Javgal Srinath said that the Indian cricket team has a more balanced attack in the longest format compared to South Africa which will provide them the edge in the upcoming four test series starting from Novemember 5.
Bowling was the main concern which led to down fall of the Indian team in T20 and ODI series but Srinath is backing them to deliver in the test series starting at Mohali on Nov 5.
“With India it has been a combination of pace and spin. Spinners play a big role at home. If not 50-50 I would expect bowlers to take 40 per cent wickets. If you include spinners it is a fairly decent attack and gives India the edge in the test series.”
Ishant Sharma will not play in the first test owing to a one match ban he got in Sri Lanka. There is no change in the bowling attack from T20’s and ODI’s with Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron being the other spinner in the side. R Ashwin expected to return from injury to lead the spin attack which also comprises of Amit Mishra and come back man R Jadeja.
Yadav who was rested for the last two ODI’s along with Varun Aaron provide much needed venom to the attack but Srinath sees one of them in playing XI.
Ishant Sharma will be missed by the Indian team in first test but he is the leader of the fast bowling attack.
Talking about the series opener at Mohali it depends on the first two days and also on team composition.