February 28, 2009

India in New Zealand, 2008-09

Zak the knife

Nishi Narayanan

Zaheer Khan has gone from edgy, brittle paceman to the leader of India’s attack, the man who has delivered some of its most emphatic victories in the last two seasons, writes Sharda Ugra in India Today.

From an uncertain performer always on the fringe of hitting his stride to a mature bowler the Indians now rely on. He forms one half of what some call the best new ball-pair in the world, whose presence gives the Indian bowling attack its heft and will make all opposition think twice about loading their decks in bowlers’ favour.

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