We need to mix it up: Vinay
Mirpur, March 16: As India get set to take on hosts Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, paceman R Vinay Kumar assessed the local conditions. Kumar spoke to the press about the advantages of bowling with two new balls and the experience gained bowling on the flat tracks in India.
“Two new balls is a real help for seamers. The kookaburra ball doesn’t swing much. With new balls at both ends, the hardness remains. But again, the batsmen can also go for their shots on these flat pitches,” he said.
Vinay also pointed out that readjusting to the sub-continental wickets after a long tour in seam-friendly Australia would be crucial in the forthcoming matches.
“Most of our cricket is played in these conditions in India and the sub-continent. The tracks Down Under were helpful for seamers as they had a lot of bounce; but here it is different. We will have to remember how we used to bowl in Ranji Trophy,” he said.
“In the sub-continent as compared to other countries, you have to mix it up more. Bowl more slower deliveries and use subtle variations,” the Karnataka quick added.