KOLKATA: legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev on Tuesday he advised the renowned Indian attacker to bat hard and not get carried away by the bouncing wickets during the four test matches in Australia starting Thursday.
Even in the absence of the expert Ishant Sharma, the Indian team boasts of a lethal bowling attack, led by Jaspirt Bumrah is 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 Indians still lacked the experience of bowling on Australian courts.
“Our fast bowling players are not so used to bowling on Australian courts. Sometimes they can get carried away when they see some bounce and start bowling. It is very important to understand their pace and sustain their points. of strength, ”Kapil said during a virtual session hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here.
“At this stage we can have a very good attack pace at bowling, but they (the Australians) know the conditions better than our fast bowlers,” said the 61-year-old former captain of India who played 131 races between 1978 and 1994, scoring 5248 runs and takes 434 wickets.
The 1983 World Cup winning captain also said Australia will have the advantage in the series opening day / night tests in Adelaide as they have played more such games than India, aside from the fact that they are playing at home.
“Surely Australia has the advantage. They are playing in their backyard. If India were playing a pink ball test in India, I’d say 80% of our chances. But Australia played so many tests (pink ball ) and understand conditions better in the spotlight. ”
Kapil chose his 1978 debut in India as the highlight of his career, before winning the World Cup in 1983 under his captain.
“The greatest moment that ever happened for me was the day I played for India. I would call it 1000 times bigger than the World Cup win because representing your country has always been a dream. I still love the moment and I feel so proud, “he signed off.