[caption id="attachment_544147" align="alignleft" width="300"]<img class="size-full wp-image-544147" alt="Jaydev Undakat has played just 1 Test for India Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/107644977.jpg" width="300" height="446" /> Jaydev Undakat has played just 1 Test for India Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>Kolkata: </b>A fitter and stronger left-arm pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Jaydev-Unadkat" target="_blank">Jaydev Unadkat</a> is working on his backfoot landing to add a few extra miles to his pace as he aims to fill in the void left by Zaheer Khan. "Zaheer bhai has been the spearhead of the Indian bowling for a long period of time. To fill in his boots is one of the challenges I keep for myself. Definitely it's one of my goals -- to be one of the leftarm pacers in the Indian bowling armoury," Unadkat said after his season's best six-wicket haul for Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy Group B match against Assam. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/england-in-india-2016-200414/live-scores/india-vs-england-1st-test-match-181704-summary.html" target="_blank"><strong>Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 1st Test at Rajkot</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>Unadkat said he's working on his backfoot landing which would still take about a couple of months to perfect. "I'm trying to keep it more stable. It was collapsing a bit. The whole action plays a part in the backfoot landing. You tend to put in more body force and get good momentum if the landing is good, which goes away if your backfoot collapses a bit. I'm trying to correct that and get an angle. It also reduces the stress on my back as well," he explained. <p></p> <p></p>Having thrust into a dream Test XI as a 19-year-old when Zaheer strained his hamstring for the first match in South Africa in December, 2010-11, Unadkat had a forgetful debut. Aware that the expectations are high, he said: "It's an advantage I would say. If a couple of pacers are doing well and one of them is a lefthander the captain would really love to have one in his armoury. We also help the spinners. We can create spots on the wicket. Yes it's an advantage for me. <p></p> <p></p>"But having said that the expectations are also high enough as far as the legacy of the lefthanders is concern." Fit after a back injury and stronger after an impressive India A tour to Australia, where he took six wickets from five one-dayers, Unadkat says he has better "clarity" now. "I've started to analyse myself a lot after last year. After every performance I analyse what's going wrong in my action or technique. Technical aspect I'm pretty much clear about it. That's the difference in me than the previous three years," he added. <p></p> <p></p>"I know what to correct in practice session with that mindset. It's pretty clear what I'm working on. Yes I have become stronger and fitter and everyone tells me that. It also helps me in my bowling to be strong enough to survive for long spells," the 25-year-old added. <p></p> <p></p>Having impressed with his seam landing as a youngster, Unadkat admits that his landing has wavered a bit. "Seam landing was my strength when I started playing cricket, something my first coach in Porbandar was very impressed of. But in between I was not consistent enough. So these days I would throw about 20 balls, improve my wrist position before every match," Unadkat concluded.