"It's about empowerment and knowledge" Bharat Arun, India



other than the light of batting against Afghanistan how do you look at this match to ensure that the batting is in full flow and a big score is possible if you look at her first three games I think we put up some really big scores and Afghanistan match the wicket was a little sticky it was tricky to bat in those circumstances so I think it's a question of adapting understanding these conditions and adapting to that hello question this world cup is dominated by the left arm fast bowlers so typically how we actually prepare ourselves because we don't have one right now but if you see the we shall start by Dena for bolt or even Cottrell so how are we how we prepare for balling you know how we prepare our batsmen from the left hand was born in absence of our own or even in the practice balls we had Khalil with us as our net bowler and also we have a throw down specialist who's particularly a left-hander so I think we have enough practice of the left hand bowling as as of now coach can you just talk about the evolution of hardik Pandya and ODI bowler I mean 2017 there were some doubts about his ability to bowl 10 overs last game he saw even though he took a hit bowler full spell Kedar was not even used in that on that sort of a bit so can you just talk about what he's added to his arsenal as a bowler and ODI cricket oh I think over a period of time it was a big challenge for him to Bowl those 10 overs and he did realize that to be able to bowl those 10 overs I love to develop a certain armoury in my bowling and that's exactly what he worked on he's worked on his slow balls he spoke Tony slow bounces also and also he's worked on perfecting his bounces so all these put together have given him the confidence to go through those 10 overs does the fact that England lost yesterday take the pressure off you and into the rest of the group cubes actually we're not even thinking of those matches we are looking at looking ahead and looking at the matches that we are going to play and we are absolutely focused on the next game there was a rare kind of a dot power percentage of Emmys Tony's innings was quite high in the last match you know is that a matter of concern of the Indian middle order kind of going into a bit of a shell going forward to our bigger concern is that not really I think according to the situation and the condition of the weekend we were able to successfully defend the total that we put up and had we probably lost a wicket at that stage then things would have turned out differently so I don't think it's too much of a concern for us right now if we look at the innings that Colie played on that same track it did it didn't look much difficulty of scoring at more than hundred strike rate and then ms played that innings as you said it's a tricky thing like there has been a few innings like this on and off in the last two years so does anyone from the team management does the head coach or the skipper or the code coaching staff do they speak to ms or it's the case of since he has played a lot of cricket he is left to his own devices to plan how to answer your first question I think we're at Kali is probably the number one batsman across all formats so I think to even compare anybody to the way he plays it's not right and there is a constant dialogue between all the batsmen the support of the batting coach the head coach Ravi Shastri has a constant dialogue with all the coaches I can't really get into the brass tacks of what we discuss but yes if you have to answer your question there is a constant dialogue for us to improve coach you had earlier said that move Nashville Kumar was the first choice pacer ahead of Sammy now with Sammy coming in and doing and bullish or injured does that change or would or will you flesh would be the first choice especially because he adds some depth in the banding as well when he gets fit and how is he now in terms of fitness bonus was injuries not a lot of any great concern to just a niggle which we didn't want to take a chance and also it was an opportunity for us to you know blood Shammi into the into the games the fact that he's done exceptionally well occurs well for us it's an embarrassment of riches and we would take a call as per the conditions Bowie has also done exceptionally well so I think it's a pretty good headache to have just keeping in mind three matches in the next few days like six days or something what is it that you're what's the message that you're giving your bowlers the whole bowling group that other than the workload management what do they need to focus on to keep themselves fit for the playoffs of India make that I think here in the World Cup every match we are playing a different team so I think for the bowlers to do well they need to be aware of the batsman strengths and their shortcomings so I think what they really focus on at they have they have enough breaks between the games and they're as you rightly said their workloads have also been managed what what they really work on is the mindset and the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent's across the board both fast bowlers and spinners have done well in this tournament and in the past also as a volume coach how have you managed the spinners and fast bowlers simultaneously so if you can throw some you know how managing spinners how difficult or easy or how convenient or comfortable for you actually I think if you if you don the role of a course you should be equally adept at both the skill spin and fast bowling it's about understanding both that gives you the best chance to nice them us as for the spinners I think again as I answered the earlier question the more you are aware and the more you understand what you are capable of doing these two factors would ensure that you you have the best platform to for you to perform so if you ask me how easy or how difficult it is I don't think so I think it's it's about empowerment and the more knowledge he has about himself and of the opponents that would help any bowler to do well good my dear coach how do you look at the West Indies batting challenge considering the familiarity with all the players so do you see this as a different kind of a batting challenge for the bowlers and how do you prepare your bonus for them it is there they're an outstanding side and they play real positive cricket we are aware of the challenges that exist in this game and I think our plants are plants are pretty much in place and we are up for the challenge the Western is also got nice of Chris Gayle and Rath way who can school very quickly do you have to change your approach at all against such a kind of a positive massive manner yes of course they do have as I mentioned earlier they do have their strengths and also it's a big challenge for the bowlers too especially when you know they come after you but whenever batsmen come after you if you are willing to look at it deeply there is a chance for it in it for the bowlers and I think that's that's what people should be looking to do yeah coach there was a time when Sami struggled with his fitness he even got dropped from the team what was the kind of conversation that you had with him at that point of time and how happy you are to see a very much future it was a pretty long conversation I can't really bring that to the table here but yes the Sami was was in a totally different mindset and we had to the head coach me all of us had to sit down and speak to him and kind of draw a future map for him and had to convince him regarding that and he had he was going through certain personal problems as well at that point of time so beyond all that I think what has really got him into the situation that is is his ability to play cricket and that's exactly what we made him focus on and I think the rest is there for everybody to see coach after the match yesterday England England captain Morgan said that the pitches are going to be slow and for the rest of the tournament and probably likely to he didn't say that but I mean analyzing like to help your herbalist what is your analysis on that see as I said earlier it's how soon you you are aware of the conditions and you adapt your self to the conditions I think slow pitches or even faster ones our bowlers have the skill to counter that and how soon we read the pitch is going to be the key sigh it's a needless controversy back home about politicians are questioning the color that India will be wearing versus England which is orange relating it to the current government color that is their Safran ization what do you want to say on earth say to those politicians who are actually not supporting Team India but questioning the colour that they will be wearing versus England to be very honest we don't even maybe are not even aware of what colors we are going to be pairing so you have not given any thought to that and all our focus is on the match tomorrow either I didn't say I'm not bothered I didn't say I'm not bothered I said we are focusing on the game and we are not aware of what colors we are getting we bleed blue right blue is going to be predominantly the color and that's it

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