1 Updates
Buchanan says Aussie pacers hold key
Photo Credit: JACQUES DEMARTHON, Getty Images

Buchanan says Aussie pacers hold key

Feb 19 2013, 6:20am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Cricket coach John Buchanan feels Australia's pace attack and not spinners will be the key to their success in India.

Sydney, Feb 19 — Cricket coach John Buchanan feels Australia's pace attack and not spinners will be the key to their success in India. Buchanan, who coached Australia to a historic win on the 2004...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Buchanan says Aussie pacers hold key

Feb 19 2013, 6:20am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Cricket coach John Buchanan feels Australia's pace attack and not spinners will be the key to their success in India.

Sydney, Feb 19 — Cricket coach John Buchanan feels Australia's pace attack and not spinners will be the key to their success in India.

Buchanan, who coached Australia to a historic win on the 2004 tour of India, says the outcome of the four-match Test series beginning in Chennai Friday will depend a lot on how the speedsters bowl with the old ball besides stifling the Indian batsmen.

Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Jackson Bird form Australia's potent pace department.

"I do think it's a good pace attack; it depends how it adapts to the conditions it's about to face," Buchanan, now New Zealand's director of cricket, told the Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday.

Comparing the present conditions from the 2004 tour in November, Buchanan said: "They're going into India now in February/March. That makes a difference as well because some of the wickets still provide a little bit of bounce and pace at the start of the summer, whereas potentially by this time of their season wickets have been subjected to plenty of heat and plenty of wear and possibly the ability for pace bowlers to extract good pace and bounce are limited.

"It really means that the pace bowlers have really got to look at their strategies with an old bowl and what they can do with that."

The 59-year-old Australian also emphasised on not fielding a spin loaded line-up.

"You don't take spinners just for the sake of taking a spinner. Indians are so used to playing spin bowling, there is no guarantee they are going to make an impact in a series," he said.

Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty are the frontline spinners in the squad.

Asked what worked from them in 2004, Buchannan said: "Basically, we designed a three-step strategy. One was how we were going to attack each batsman - that was always Plan A. Plan B was how do we reduce the boundaries, how do we stop them scoring? And Plan C, which we never really wanted to get to, was when they're actually taking us apart.

"The key was just sticking with it. Adam Gilchrist was captain that tour and he certainly made sure that all bowlers just stuck to a plan, whether it was Plan A, or Plan B. Very rarely did we get to Plan C because it seemed like we were able to make impact, or gradually contain them and then make impact.

"With the fast bowlers, if we could do that, it meant Warnie (Shane Warne) could basically bowl when and how we wanted him to."

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Former Chelsea manager Grant to coach Ghana
Accra, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant will officially sign a contract to become the new Ghana coach, the country's football federation (GFA) said Wednesday.
 
 
Champions League standings
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Following are the Champions League Group A-D standings ahead of Wednesday's fifth round of matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua.
 
 
Arizona Cardinals Sign Michael Bush
Arizona Cardinals Sign Michael Bush
The Arizona Cardinals signed veteran running back Michael Bush on Nov. 25.
 
 
Pune FC maintain hot form in King's Cup
Thimpu, Nov 25 (IANS) Pune FC finished their King's Cup group engagements in style, winning 2-0 against Bangladesh's Abahani Limited at the Changlimithang Stadium here Tuesday, to collect a maximum 12 points from four matches.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Indian-origin likely candidate in Guyana polls
San Juan, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Guyana's ruling People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is holding talks about presidential nominations and said its only candidate for the position of president is incumbent Donald Ramotar...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Former Chelsea manager Grant to coach Ghana
Accra, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant will officially sign a contract to become the new Ghana coach, the country's football federation (GFA) said Wednesday. The "governmental agreement" was needed...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Brown family lawyer denounces 'completely unfair' process
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) The attorney for the family of Michael Brown had harsh words about the Missouri prosecutor who convened the grand jury that declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Champions League standings
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Following are the Champions League Group A-D standings ahead of Wednesday's fifth round of matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
US urges eradication of armed rebels in Congo
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The US Tuesday called for efforts to wipe out illegal armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the number of civilians killed there has risen to some 200 in less than...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Eating healthy tough for Cumberbatch
Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he struggles to eat health food. The "Sherlock" star says that despite trying his best to maintain his nutritious diet, he often struggles to keep it up while...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
24 killed in coal mine fire in China
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 24 workers were killed and 52 others injured in coal mine fire in northeast China's Liaoning Province early Wednesday, the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation said. The fire...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jordin Sparks hits out at Jason Derulo
Jordin Sparks has taken a swipe at her ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo in a song. The 24-year-old beauty appears to take aim at her former lover, with whom she had a three-year relationship that ended in September, in her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eva Mendes reveals motherhood has brought 'wild nights'
Eva Mendes has had some of the ''wildest nights'' of her life since giving birth to her first child, Esmeralda Amada. The 40-year-old actress, who has been dating Ryan Gosling since 2011, gave birth six weeks ago and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Cate Blanchett feels judged by other mothers
Cate Blanchett feels her parenting skills are being judged by other mothers. The Oscar-winning actress has three children - Dashielle, 12, Roman, 10 and Ignatuis, six - and says she's held to a different set of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla