Adaptibility is key to success: Pollock

Updated: 16 April 2009 13:26 IST

Bowlers who are not familiar with to South African conditions will face tough challenge of adapting to the bouncy pitches, feels MI mentor Shaun Pollock.

Bloemfontein:

Bowlers who are not familiar with to South African conditions will face tough challenge of adapting to the bouncy pitches here during the second season of the Indian Premier League, feels Mumbai Indians mentor Shaun Pollock.

Pollock believes for those who are new to conditions in South Africa, bowling in the right areas will be a major concern.

"It will be just as big a challenge as we faced when we went to India for the first time. It will require the bowlers to adapt a little," the former South African fast bowler and captain was quoted as saying by news24.co.za.

Pollock said that he was not worried about Mumbai Indian bowlers' ability on South African conditions as they have some seasoned campaigners.

Besides South African pacer Ryan McLaren, Mumbai Indians squad has Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Kyle Mills (New Zealand) and Dilhara Fernando (Sri Lanka), who have experience of playing here.

Pollock also confirmed that he would be present with the team throughout the second edition of the Twenty20 tournament.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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