The three-Test series against Sri Lanka is just a week away and the Indian bowling coach, Bharat Arun is pretty confident that the spearhead pacers of the team, Varun Aaron & Umesh Yadav, will make their way through the odds and will take up the challenge of being fast and accurate simultaneously.

Bharat is of the opinion that reducing speed for accuracy is not a good option. Hence he said, “Sacrificing pace, I would not definitely want. I believe it is a wrong concept that people who generally bowl fast are erratic. It’s about efficient action and thought process, you can be fast as well as accurate. So the challenge for these two (Aaron and Umesh) would be to not compromise on speed and be a lot more accurate.”

Bharat is himself a former Tamil Nadu seamer. He is ecstatic about the recent form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is of the view that Bhuvi is probably rediscovering himself after a lean patch. He said, “There were no problems as such. Just that he used to bring the ball back in (to the left-handers) and he was having trouble with that. Question was the release point. He worked pretty hard and that made a huge difference as he could again bring the ball back in. That made him a potent force.”

At the end, Bharat seemed to be quite comfortable with the kind of bowling unit the team has at present. He quoted, “There is great potential in our fast bowling unit. We have couple of bowlers, who can clock 145 plus on a consistent basis. We have Ishant (Sharma) who is pretty experienced and can extract the bounce off the wicket.”

 

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