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April 26, 2014
Anderson turns to Zaheer, Kumble for tips
Corey Anderson has said that Zaheer Khan and Anil Kumble had provided him with advice and support on bowling and facing up to spinners. Anderson was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 4.5 crore ($ 750,000) in the auction and has so far scored just 59 runs from three games in his debut season.
The allrounder, who bowls left-arm medium-pace is yet to pick up a wicket, however, and he has turned to Zaheer Khan for advice.
"I have spoken to Zak a few times and he is a master in what he does. He is so good to have in the team and him specially being a left-armer obviously helps," Anderson told iplt20.com. "At the moment my bowling is not coming out quite like I would want to but I guess it is just the beginning."
Kumble, meanwhile, has been helping Anderson prepare for the challenge of playing spin on friendly tracks and Anderson says the experience of facing quality spinners in this tournament will also help him in international cricket.
"He [Kumble] has been of great help. Facing quality spinners in the competition is of massive help. I am playing some of the best spinners in the world," he said. "I also face quality spinners in the nets and this will definitely help me to play spin bowling better in the matches to come."
'Still trying to learn' - Hilfenhaus
Chennai Super Kings' Ben Hilfenhaus has said that working with younger bowlers like Ishwar Pandey and Mohit Sharma helped him learn and improve in the IPL.
"In this game you are always learning. I am still trying to learn things and you never know everything about this game," Hilfenhaus said. "Sometimes by actually thinking about their game or my game I learn in the process. Hopefully I continue to keep improving and go from there."
The Australian pacer also praised the two Indian bowlers: "They both are developing really well and they have stood up in the first initial days of the tournament and done well."
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