September 4, 2012

Was prepared to die on the pitch - Lillee

Akhila Ranganna

Dennis Lillee, the former Australian fast bowler, who recently stepped down as the director of the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai talks to Jamie Alter on the fast bowling talent in India, India's changing attitude to fast bowling, injuries and fitness. More on

The major question today is - who after Zaheer?
India's got depth in their fast-bowling stocks. There's a lot of talent. There's plenty of promise. The guys coming out, like Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron, are good talents. The issue is nurturing. They've got the basics right, now they need to be well managed. I have no doubt about the talent in India.

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo

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