New Delhi: Blaster master Sachin Tendulkar believes that the success of spin bowlers Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar in England’s Test Series victory on a tour of India in 2012 was largely about playing at speed higher than usual while they were giving Jack Leach Haven ‘T saw you do that.
Left arm spinner Jack Leach bowls at a slightly slower speed than Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar’s pair and his odds of success will only increase if he keeps shifting gears in useful spinners pitches.
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Sachin Tendulkar said: “ This (2012) was a different type of attack and Swan was one of the best spinners in the world at that time. Monty (Panesar) was a bowler who didn’t believe in the ball. He used to believe in feeding the ball quickly on the pitch.
He said, “Monty was playing at a fast pace, he was completely different from leeches. Unlike Monty, he (Leach) bowls a bit slower. Tendulkar believes that leeches don’t mix in their speed, which is necessary for a pitch that helps spinners.
He said: “ As much as I have seen him bowling at the same speed, if there is a ‘turn’ and some help from the field then it is necessary to mix the speed because it gives the beaters less time to recover. Monty and Swan adopted a similar policy in 2012.
Regarding the Chennai test, the great cricketer of the Indian team Sachin Tendulkar believes that due to the red ground and wet weather the ball will start to reverse its swing from the 15th and it will be until at the 60th.
He said, “I think fast bowlers will have to play a big role in Chennai and in such a situation the importance of the reverse swing will increase. I think the ball will reverse the swing from 15th to 60th. When the ball is reversed, the batter has less time.
He said: “The ball can also reverse the swing from the 60th to the 80th hour, but due to the softness of the ball the batsman will have more time to adjust.” He said there was so much power in England’s quick attack that he could take advantage of it.
He said, “A bowler like Jofra Archer will be able to do a reverse swing while senior bowler James Anderson has always been able to swing and reverse the swing.
He said: “ Ben Stokes is going to play overs too and he’s got a good quick offense in the presence of Stuart Broad. It’s a bowling attack that has a lot of experience and a few young players who are just starting their careers.