India over the years has wowed the world with their near-dominant performances in test cricket. While India has always been lethal in their home conditions over the years, their away performances have notched up in the past couple of years and the bowlers have a lot of contribution to that.
Speaking to Boria Majumdar, Indian ex-bowling coach Bharat Arun opined that Indian bowlers have the experience of bowling in such conditions. The last time India tourned South Africa, they nearly came close to winning their maiden test series. India has the likes of Bumrah, Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant, and Mohammad Siraj while the spin department will be led by Ashwin, who himself is no less than a threat.
Indian Bowlers have the experience of doing well in England, Australia and SouthAfrican conditions : Bharat Arun
Virat Kohli made a noticable effort in notching up the pace power of India. The captain has gone in with five specialist bowlers in the last 3 -4 years which has allowed Indian bowlers to pick up 20 wickets. India’s pace battery has achieved some significant performance recently. They bowled out England on the final day of the Lord’s test match in just sixty overs. They came back hard at England in the fourth test and made them collapse as England lost the last 10 wickets for 110 runs after being 100 for no loss.
In his own words, “The confidence of having done well in all conditions and more recently in England which is more or less similar to the conditions that we will get in South Africa. The weather will be good and the wickets will have more bounce. Its a mix of England and Australia.”
Even Dean Elgar, the current SA captain agreed that India checklists all the points of a complete bowling attack. The SA however, warned that South Africa will not make it too easy for the visitors and that their bowlers will be able to extract the maximum due to familiarity with the weather and pitches. The first test match will start on 26th of December.