June 3, 2012

Indian cricket

Fast bowling needs BCCI support - Sekar

Devashish Fuloria

In the past decade, Indian cricket has frustratingly seen many quick bowlers bursting into the scene only to fizzle away after injuries. Is it a result of poor management of the bowlers' workload or is it due to a lack of understanding of the skill? Former coach at the MRF Pace Academy TA Sekar talks to Shashreek Roy in Cricbuzz about why Indian bowlers have failed to make an impact.

If you look at the past decade or two, there weren't too many Indian bowlers who bowled quick. Only a few of them like Srinath and Zaheer Khan bowled quick. Later in their career, the pace reduced and they relied more on swing. Srinath of course continued to bowl quick for nearly 10-12 years. After that, there have been quite a few fast bowlers. In my opinion, I think the pace foundation has contributed a lot but the BCCI needs to look into it very closely. If the BCCI can monitor it properly it would be beneficial. I don't think as of now there is any particular system in place.

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