May 11, 2013

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Bowling yorkers, slower ones my strength - Unadkat

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jaydev Unadkat, whose five-for against Delhi Daredevils helped his team Royal Challengers Bangalore win by four runs, has said his strength is bowling yorkers and varying his pace. "My strength is varying the pace and bowling the yorkers. My favourite delivery is the slower one that I bowl," Unadkat said at the end of the game.

Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene, the Daredevils openers, were among Unadkat's five victims. "The wicket was a little dry. And we stuck to the plan [varying the pace] and it was a good thing that I got the two wickets. We needed those wickets in the Powerplays early on.

"My plan was to vary the pace. The batsmen were hitting the ball really well with the pace and the wicket, too, was a little dry. I bowled a lot of slower ones and it worked for me on Friday."

Unadkat also bowled the final over off the game, off which Daredevils required 19. He conceded 14, though dismissed Morne Morkel with nine required off two deliveries.

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Posted by   on (May 14, 2013, 2:41 GMT)

Come the IPL and we have a plethora of "Extraordinary talent" as described by the commentators .Exit IPL and we just do not seem to find them. When India lost to England last winter there was search for bowlers who could take wickets but nothing emerged particularly is Fast bowling not even fast medium after Zaheer broke down ( he always breaks down ) . Where was this Mr Unadkat ? Neither the other IPL fast bowling champs - Vinay Kumar etc etc were in fray . Every time during the international matches -tests, 50- over , T-20 world cup when we lose the same commentators sum up saying India is a Batsmen strong side . Every year after year the same story . We lose miserably overseas and even in India to full strengths squads( Australia' rag tag team team not considered) and there is hue and cry on the non availability of quality bowlers . Then IPL time in April and all is forgotten and forgiven.

Posted by RottPhiler on (May 11, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

Its easy to make the mistake of saying that if Delhi needed 19 off the last over, and RCB won by 4 runs then Unadkat conceded 15, but in reality Unadkat only conceded 14 off the final over.

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