KOLKATA: Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev On Tuesday, the highly rated Indian pace attack advised you to strengthen yourself and not get carried away by the inflatables during the test series with four games in Australia that began on Thursday.
Even in the absence of what has been experienced Ishant SharmaThe Indian team boasts a deadly pace bowling attack led by Jasper Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and supported by the likes of Umesh Yadav and the rookie duo of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini.
But the legendary Pacer felt that the Indians still have no experience of bowling on Australian courts.
“Our fast-paced bowlers are not used to bowling on Australian fields. Sometimes they get carried away when they see a little bounce and start bowling for a moment. Understanding their pace and building on their strengths is very important,” said Kapil during a virtual session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce here.
“We may have a very good bowling attack at this point, but they (Australians) know the conditions better than our fast bowlers,” said the 61-year-old former Indian captain, who made 131 tests between 1978 and 1994 and scored 5248 points runs and takes 434 wickets.
The 1983 World Cup captain also said Australia will have the edge on the opening / night test in Adelaide as it has played more games like this than India, aside from the fact that it plays at home.
“In any case, Australia is ahead of the game. They play in their backyard. If India were to play a Pink Ball Test in India, I would say 80 percent of our chances. But Australia has played so many (Pink Ball) Tests and they understand conditions better under the floodlights. ”
Kapil chose his India debut in 1978 as the greatest moment of his career before winning the 1983 World Cup under his captain.
“The biggest moment I’ve ever had was the day I played for India. I would call it 1000 times bigger than winning the World Cup because it was always a dream to represent your country. Me I still appreciate the moment and I am so proud, “he signed off.