Australia in India 2012-13 February 28, 2013

India's 'away-going' problem

ESPNcricinfo staff
Sandeep Dwivedi analyses the India batsmen's failure to cope with the away-going ball

Sandeep Dwivedi in The Indian Express analyses how the 'away-going ball' has troubled generations of Indian batsmen and why the Australian pacers should make it a part of their bowling strategy, instead of using it merely as a variation.

"Several generations of Indian batsmen, including the current crop and the old masters in the commentator's box, have grievously chased balls that head towards the slips after pitching. It's a given that before an India game, the rivals plot to attack the off-stump, pitch it up and move the ball away. Meanwhile, the fielding coaches pay special attention to the slip cordon and wicketkeepers sweat it out as they practice holding onto fine edges."

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