They even have bowlers suiting for every format of the game and bowling coach Bharat Arun is of course satisfied. So, what is the secret of India’s diversified stock of quick bowlers that embody Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Deepak Chahar and many others.
“When we talk about workload management, we are looking at the number of overs a bowler has bowled. But then a bowler can over-exert himself in a game and that is not under your control. So, we use the GPS tracker to monitor all his movements on the field,” Arun stated Inside Out, a present hosted by former India batsman and the present India girls’s cricket staff coach WV Raman.
“For example, a bowler runs around 20 km on the field. And the tracker gives us a lot of data and information about the bowler concerned. By analysing those data, you can manage the workload at training sessions. Basically, you need to find the right balance. And the Indian bowlers have managed to do that so far. This is the reason why we are successful as a bowling unit and the bowlers can bowl at 140 kmph regularly,” stated Arun, himself a former India tempo bowler.
Under Arun’s tutelage, the India pacers have made themselves a reputation as a power to reckon with at any terrain. Their versatility was on view when India notched up their first abroad Test collection win over Australia within the 2018-19 tour. With India scheduled to journey to Australia later this 12 months, the main focus will probably be on India’s tempo unit as soon as once more.
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