Indian bowlers not varying their length enough, says TA Saker

TA Sekar (right) also stressed on the fact that Indian bowlers need to perfect the art of bowling yorkers (Photo Courtesy: Delhi Daredevils’ Facebook page)

Oct 18, 2013

Despite registering a sensational victory over Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Jaipur, India’s erratic bowling seems to be a cause of concern for the team. TA Sekar, former coach at the MRF Pace Academy and a mentor of the Delhi Daredevils, felt that the Indian bowlers are not varying their length enough.

“A good length area is open to interpretation. It changes on the conditions of the track as well as batsmen’s position at the crease. A bowler needs to learn to adapt and change his length back or forward accordingly. To an observer like me, from the cluster that builds around a good length area, it seems that Indian bowlers are not changing their lengths enough,” Sekar said, as reported by Times of India.

Sekar also spoke about the lack of yorkers being bowled by the Indian fast bowlers.

“Indian bowlers’ inefficiency at bowling yorkers also seems surprising. There is no secret to bowling a perfect yorker — practice makes perfect. Day in and day out you have to practice hitting the block-hole in the nets,” he said.