T20 can help youngsters develop their bowling skills: Venkatesh Prasad

Venkatesh Prasad said if bowlers take T20 as a challenge they can really do well and succeed Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Sep 28, 2011

Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad believes that Twenty20 format can help the youngsters in developing their skills as a bowler.

“I think it s a great challenge and the bowlers should be looking at these opportunities. People say T20 is a batsman s game – yes to a large extent. But having said that if you are smart enough as a bowler and if you know what you are doing, you can pick up a lot of wickets,” said Prasad.

“The batsmen are going after the bowling and if you take it up as a challenge you can really do well and succeed,” he added.

Stating the example of Sreenath Aravind, who was the find for RCB in IPL-4, the former India pacer said: “In every game you can see some sort of an improvement in Aravind. He is a very smart bowler. He keeps thinking and he knows his strengths and limitations and he works around it and keeps the batsman guessing.

“That s what bowling is all about. Even if you are bowling at 150, you need to keep the batsman guessing and that s when you can produce results.”