Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood believes quick bowlers will play a bigger role in the next two days and stressed on the need to bowl straighter after the second cricket Test was left evenly-poised following India‘s determined fightback on Day 3 on Monday. “The quicks were still too wide. With the odd ball shooting through with that up and down bounce, we could be more straighter. I think the spinners bowled really well again. We’ll come back tomorrow and hopefully bowl well,” he told reporters after India reached 213/4 in their second innings, leading by 126 runs, at the end of Day 3. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

Hazlewood said back home the bowlers are used to bowling outside the off stump, looking for nicks, but in India the focus is on bringing the LBW more into play. “Obviously in Australia you bowl in that channel outside the off stump, looking for nicks and things like that. Obviously it bounces through a lot better and there’s a little bit of swing,” he said. “Here it’s not the case, and with that up and down movement with the cracks and uneven surface, it just brings the LBW more into play. That’s probably where the wickets are for the quicks for the rest of the game,” said Hazlewood, who rocked India’s middle-order with three crucial wickets on Monday.

Hazlewood praised the Indian seamers for bowling really well for majority of time on Sunday. “There’s not much swing, and not much reverse swing either. So the plans are pretty simple, but sometimes they are hard to execute. You’ve got to bowl stump to stump. I think the Indian quicks bowled really well for a majority of yesterday. We can still improve on today.”

(With inputs from PTI)