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Probably the best group of fast bowlers we ever had: Bharat Arun

Bowling coach B Arun is chuffed with bowlers effort at Adelaide

Perth, December 12: India bowling coach Bharat Arun was elated at the effort of pacers during the Adelaide Test against Australia which Virat Kohli and his band won by 31 runs. Arun said on Wednesday (December 12) that the consistency of pacers have given India an edge on away tours. Let's hear Arun's observations about the match and bowlers' effort.

1. The pacer's setting pace

1. The pacer's setting pace

"I can say that, not only now after what they did in Adelaide, but what they have done over a period of time in South Africa, England and now, in Australia, this is probably one of the best group of fast bowlers India has ever had. It's a great feeling from the Indian perspective that the fast bowlers are doing a great job. It's not just one or two, there are a bunch of bowlers who are doing well, but it's not about doing well, it's the effort and the consistency with which they are able to perform over a period of time and that's very encouraging."

2. How consistency was achieved

2. How consistency was achieved

"Consistency was a big issue earlier, and that's something which we have addressed with the bowlers. This is something they have really worked hard on. There's a one per cent factor which we insist even during practice, but the bowlers have responded exceptionally well, so that's showing dividends right now. Each time they come to the net and they bowl, they need to be aware of their plans and what they need to execute. Each time it's a little different what they need to execute. We just test out how far they have executed it each time, so that feedback allows them to be more consistent. I will put it across to the bowlers and ask them what their plans are and as long as it's on line to what we want to execute in the game, it's perfectly alright."

3. On R Ashwin's effort at Adelaide

3. On R Ashwin's effort at Adelaide

"Spinners mature a lot with age, maybe they are like wine, so Ashwin has been really good. The last match, he helped us to control. He gave us the control bowling close to 90 overs for 147 runs and six wickets, you can't ask for anything better because he would allow the fast bowlers to take turns and he could control at one end. That's the job he was entrusted with and he did that exceptionally well. Ashwin has been extremely confident. He is a lot aware of what he's doing. Most of the conversations linger around, a spinner, it's important discovers what are the things he can do, and for that to happen, the coach can give him the necessary feedback because most often what the bowlers think that they are doing and what they are actually doing can be different things and if you can bridge the gap, that's when the bowlers can grow."

4. The pitch at Perth

4. The pitch at Perth

"You can be carried away with the extra pace and bounce, but you need to understand that on any responsive track, what is really going to be successful is your consistency and that's exactly what we're going to work with the bowlers. We quite expect this (bouncy wickets), each time you're on foreign soil. The wickets are a lot conducive to suit the home bowlers and our batsmen are also aware that we would be faced with wickets that will have enough bounce, pace and they have worked really hard at it."

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    Story first published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 13:00 [IST]
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