May 15, 2001

Wright's idea of the ideal bowling attack

Indian coach John Wright said in Bangalore on Monday that two or three spinners and four seamers would be the ideal bowling attack in the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. "I personally favour the inclusion of two or three spinners as well as four seamers for the team which would tour Zimbabwe," he told reporters after the end of the second day of the conditioning camp for probables. "But the matter has to be discussed and gone through," Wright added.

On Sourav Ganguly's lack of form during the recent Australian series, Wright said it was only a matter of time before the Indian captain would strike form again. "Sourav is a world class player. He has got tremendous average in both forms of the game......everyone goes through a lean spell," he said. "He (Sourav) is very good at the nets. He is working hard and has good tactics".

Wright said Punjab batsman Yuvraj Singh, one of the probables, had passed the fitness target set for him.

On India's dismal away record in the past, Wright said, it was because the country did not play good cricket and to its potential. "We have proved to ourselves and the Indian public that if we play good cricket, we get some good results. Unless you play good cricket, you don't get good results. If we play to our potential, I am very hopeful that we will get the results everybody wants," he said, responding to a question about India's prospects in Zimbabwe where India also play West Indies in a One-day tri-series competition. "Your prospects anywhere completely depend on the quality of players. From that point of view, we have to build on the effort from the last series (against Australia which India won 2-1)," he said.