Pacers must be extra cautious than others on resumption: Pathan


New Delhi: Former India pacer Irfan Pathan feels that quick bowlers will take at the least 4 to 6 weeks to get again into rhythm after they return to motion after the coronavirus hiatus. Most of the cricketers in India haven’t been capable of practise since March because of the countrywide lockdown.

“To be honest, I am really worried about the fast bowlers,” Pathan stated on ‘Cricket Connected’. “Going forward, they might need four to six weeks to get going themselves. It’s a tough job and if you are bowling 140-150 kmph, running about 25 yards to bowl one ball at a time and then keep bowling for a few overs. Your body gets stiff, injury management will be key as well,” he added.

Bumrah is hardest to face amongst India bowlers: Labuschagne

New Delhi: He has performed only one Test towards India however Australian Marnus Labuschagne is sort of assured of “staying a step ahead” of India’s world-class assault come December. The eagerly-awaited four-match Test sequence in December can be an acid take a look at for the fast-rising batsman.

“They are all good bowlers but it is hard to get past Jasprit Bumrah,” the 26-year-old instructed PTI in an unique interview from Brisbane. “He has the ability to consistently bowl around 140 kmph and swing the ball when conditions are suitable. He is also able to angle the ball back in at the stumps. Jasprit is probably the leader of that attack,” stated Labuschagne, who averages over 63 after 14 Tests with 4 lots of and 7 half-centuries.

Sachin Tendulkar praised Labuschagne’s method and temperament after watching him within the Ashes final yr. “For someone of his calibre speaking highly of me is an amazing feeling. I haven’t yet met him in person. We missed each other on a few occasion. Can’t wait to meet him as there is a lot to learn from a player of his stature,” stated Labuschagne.


AB’s Eagles clinch gold

AB de Villiers as soon as once more confirmed why he’s considered probably the most harmful batsmen ever as his quickfire innings helped AB’s Eagles win the 3TC Solidarity Cup gold medal in Centurian on Saturday. The different groups have been KG’s Kingfishers and Quinny’s Kites. AFP



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