Advantage is with Indian bowlers: Prasad

Updated: 01 October 2008 11:50 IST

India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad on Wednesday said the bowlers are putting in place batsmen-specific plans to get the better of Australians.

Advantage is with Indian bowlers: Prasad
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Bangalore:

India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad on Wednesday said the bowlers are putting in place batsmen-specific plans to get the better of Australians in the upcoming four-Test series starting here from October 9.

"We have got some plans for each and every Australian batsmen. We are working on that," Prasad said after rigorous practice session of the Indian cricketers.

The former medium-pacer noted that India have played Australia quite a bit in the recent times, hosting an ODI cricket series at home last year, followed by the Down Under tour.

Apparently, playing a mind game, Prasad said the hosts have an upper edge over Ricky Pontings's men in the bowling department.

"Definitely, we have more experience in our bowling department. There is no doubt about that," he said.

"With bowlers such as Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel and Zaheer Khan in our rank, the advantage is with us.

"But again, what's important is to bowl in the right areas."

Praising experienced Zaheer Khan for his consistent form, Prasad said the left-arm seamer would play a key role in the hosts success.

"He (Zaheer) is somebody who has played a lot of cricket in India and abroad and have a lot of experience. He can move the ball in both directions and would play a vital role in our bowling department," he asserted.

Prasad also informed that till now the Indian bowlers have no fitness concerns.

"They (bowlers) are shaping up well and have no fitness problems," he said on the third day of the preparatory camp here.

"The bowlers are working a lot on their fitness. They are undergoing an intensive training here. Ishant, in particular, is working on his rhythm," he added.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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