Indian bowlers get advice from Lillee

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Former Australian pace bowler Dennis Lillee was at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore to offer advice to India's top 15 bowlers.

Bangalore: Former Australian pace bowler Dennis Lillee was at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore to offer advice to India's top 15 bowlers. The director of the MRF Pace Foundation stressed on a few things, which he felt played a critical role in a bowler's development. "In particular, I think it's important that their actions are in good shape so that they bowl well and make sure that chances of injury are lessened. I was also talking about what they are trying to do, where they are trying to be," said Lillee. Additional element While the bowlers were solely concentrating on getting their line right, new coach Greg Chappell was on the lookout for something new. Spotting tremendous talent in the present lot, Chappell felt the need for an additional element that he felt formed the crux of the team. "I think every cricket team is looking for all-rounders. It helps with the balance of the team, so we'll always be on the lookout for the cricketers who can bat and bowl. You only get a champion all-rounder once every 20 years," said Chappell. "I think we are very lucky we've got two or three cricketers already in the team who are very good batters, they bowl a bit and we've got some bowlers who bat reasonably well. We've got to help them get better," he added. The bowlers will be aware that it's not only the need for speed that matters, but also an all round effort. But as of now, these bowlers will waste no time in getting the best out of the Gurus of the game.
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