Hitting the deck harder is the key: Kasprowicz

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Aussie speedster Michael Kasprowicz feels hitting the deck harder would be the mantra for success on Indian pitches.

Mumbai: Aussie speedster Michael Kasprowicz feels hitting the deck harder would be the mantra for success on Indian pitches. "The wickets over here are without bounce and to make the batsmen hurry his shots, one has to hit the deck hard and try to get some extra bounce. In fact, I have been bowling better now than I was when I last toured India," said Kasprowicz, who has done quite well with both the bat and ball of late, told reporters here today. When asked about his batting abilities which he showed during his last visit to India, Kasprowicz, said "I have always been an allrounder but I get very little chance to prove it. "To be successful on Indian wickets we have to bowl well consistently as they (Indians) have a very good batting line-up. Though we have a very balanced attack with leg spinner Shane Warne spearheading the spin department, we have to be consistent in our approach," he added. On his new ball partners - Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie and Brett Lee, the soft-spoken player said, "we have been playing together for a long time and respect each other's contribution to the team. If any of us does well, it will only help the team's cause as the performance of the team comes first". When asked how he managed to keep going despite being dogged by injuries, Kasprowicz, said "injuries are part of a fast bowlers' career and I keep doing well in our domestic cricket after coming back from an injury and that has kept my confidence level high as I know that I can come back well as long as my body and mind is willing". (PTI)
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