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An unconventional spearhead

With Zaheer Khan injured, and Ishant Sharma just recovering from injury, Praveen Kumar is India's No

Dustin Silgardo
25-Feb-2013
With Zaheer Khan injured, and Ishant Sharma just recovering from injury, Praveen Kumar is India's No. 1 seamer at the moment. But can someone who is no more than medium-pace lead a pace attack? Karthik Krishnaswamy poses the question in the Indian Express.
But the real question, as far as Tests are concerned, is whether a swing bowler of Praveen’s ilk, who only occasionally grazes the 132 mark, never mind the 140s, can bowl as part of a two man seam attack in India or prosper on hard Australian wickets? These are questions hanging in the air ahead of the home Tests against the West Indies and the trip Down Under immediately after that.

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo