Home > News >

IPL 2014: Ben Cutting says Indian pitches conducive for bowling the odd bouncers

IPL 2014: Ben Cutting says Indian pitches conducive for bowling the odd bouncers
Ben Cutting ended with figures of one for 31 from his four overs © Getty Images (Representational pic)

Ahmedabad: May 16, 2014

Australian pacer Ben Cutting says most pitches in India are conducive for bowling the odd bouncers, which can make life difficult for the batsman.

One of his biggest strengths is the ability to get sharp bounce at a good pace. Asked if it gets difficult when bowling in conditions that negate his strengths, Cutting responded in positive.

“It can, sometimes. But in saying that, most wickets in India are actually conducive to the odd bouncer. A little bit more grass on this wicket and we could get the odd one to rise.”

“Sometimes, when you bowl short on these sorts of wickets, it can actually be harder to play than it is on a true wicket, where the batsman can use your pace,” he was quoted as saying in IPL’s official website.

He said he has picked up a few tips from fellow countryman James Faulkner before making his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in his team Rajasthan Royals’ big win over Delhi Daredevils on Thursday night.

“He’s been here for a while now, has played a few IPL games and done very well. So, it makes sense for me to pick his brains when it comes to bowling on these pitches in the end overs,” Cutting said after an eventful first match that saw him return figures of one for 31 in four overs.

The tall fast bowler, who can get the odd ball to bounce awkwardly, said he was not surprised by stand-in captain Steven Smith‘s decision to send Cutting ahead of himself.

“We had spoken about it before the game and that decision was part of our game plan, which depended on how the wicket was going to play. Smithy is a wonderful batsman and to leave him in the shed says wonders about the boys batting in the top order.”

Batting first helped him form his bowling plans better on Thursday, he said.

“Definitely, yes. We sort of knew how the wicket was going to play from the past two games here; we knew it was going to get worse. Today, we lost the toss, but we still got to bat first on the deteriorating pitch. So, we were very happy with that.”

After starting with a few short and wide deliveries, Cutting found his rhythm and sent down those in-swinging yorkers.

“It was also a case of a bit of nerves. This was the first cricket game I had after four-five months. I am happy that the rusty beginning was followed by a few good things in the game.”

Click here for IPL 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Akshar Patel picked far too early for Test cricket

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 2 — All matches: Yuvraj Singh scores 2nd century in his 2nd Ranji game this season

Shahid Afridi, please do not take the innocence away from cricket

South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15: Is Jason Holder a captain or a stooge?

Can Eoin Morgan change England’s limited-overs fortunes?

Australia India Interviews Moments in history Ricky Ponting

BCCI Vice-President Sneh Bansal asked to resign over financial irregularities

Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Gautam Gambhir wants venue of next Delhi game shifted to Ahmedabad

ICC World Cup 2015: Stuart Binny optimistic for mega-event after gain in pace

Shahid Afridi among players issued with show cause notice for shooting commercial without permission

Akshar Patel: Very happy to be selected for the next two Test matches

Akshar Patel picked far too early for Test cricket

ICC World Cup 2015: Will India’s trend of performing against expectations continue?

Moin Khan: Pakistan must carry momentum in ICC World Cup 2015

West Indies tour of South Africa 2014-15: One-sided encounters may suck interest out of series

India tour of Australia 2014-15: Can Australia make it 12 wins in a row at home?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

683 Posts | 6 Fans

Mitchell Johnson's 37 wickets against England in Ashes 2013-14

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here