KOLKATA: The legendary versatile Kapil Dev on Tuesday he advised the highly-rated Indian attack to develop his strength and not be carried away by the bouncy counters during the series of tests with four matches in Australia, starting on Thursday.
Even in the absence of the experienced Ishant Sharma, the Indian team boasts a lethal bowling attack, led by Jaspirt Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and supported by artists such as Umesh Yadav and the fledgling duo of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini.
But the legendary pacer felt that the Indians still lacked the experience of bowling on Australian courts.
“Our rapid illness is not so common with bowling on Australian soil. Sometimes they can be seen jumping a bit and start playing short bowling. It is very important to understand the pace and turn our strengths around,” he said. Kapil in virtual session hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here.
“We may have a very good bowling attack at this stage, but they (the Australians) know the conditions better than our fast players,” said the 61-year-old former India captain, who played 131 of tests between 1978 and 1994, scoring 5248 runs and taking 434 chicks.
The 1983 World Cup winning captain also said that Australia will have the advantage of the opening test of the day / night series in Adelaide, as they have played more such matches than India, in addition to playing at home.
“Certainly Australia has the advantage. They play in their court. If India were to play a pink ball test in India, I would say 80% of our chances. But Australia has played so many tests (with a pink ball) and I understand the conditions more well under the spotlight “.
Kapil made his debut in India in 1978 as the biggest moment of his career, before winning the 1983 World Cup under his captaincy.
“The biggest moment ever for me was the day I played for India. I would call it 1000 times bigger than winning the World Cup, because representing your country has always been a dream. I still cherish the moment and I I feel so proud, “he signed off.