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A message for Aussies: DONT SAY YOU WEREN’T WARNED

DNMUM383336 | 2/16/2017 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :735

While Kohli might rely on his spinners to do most of the wicket taking, his battery of seamers have done well in recent past and shown they can do enough damage

Mumbai: Going by numbers, the Indian pacers’ performances in nine home Tests this season will pale in comparison with the those the spinners throw up.
In the three series - against New Zealand, England and Bangladesh - Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav and Amit Mishra have taken a combined tally of 121 wickets whereas the speedsters Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Md Shami have accounted for 45.
However, numbers don’t reveal the real picture. The pacers deserve equal credit for India’s success - eight wins since September - and will be crucial against Australia in the last leg of the home stretch that contains four Tests of high intensity.
It is not just the conventional swing, but Indians
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