Paras Mhambrey advices U19 pacers on first class experience

Mhambrey adviced young pacers to bowl on good line and lengths

The Indian pace duo wrecked  havoc to opposition batsmen throughout the tournament. (AFP)

India winning the U19 World Cup title can be attributed to the contribution of two young Indian quicks Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. 

Paras Mhambrey who coached believes the young inexperienced pacers need to grind it out at the first-class level in order to be battle ready for the tough challenges ahead.

Paras coached the young Indian pacers in the tournament and was the man behind grooming the young pacers to come good in the tournament. Apart from Mavi and Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel was another pacer who showed his promise in the tournament, the credit of which goes very much to Paras again. 

Post the  World Cup success for the bowlers, Mhambrey said that they need exposure at the first class level to improve on their game. 

"They (young pacers) are far away. Yes, they have done well at the Under-19 level, yes they have hit certain speeds levels. But if you look at the challenges at the first-class level, the quality of batting, it is going to be a while for them," 45-year-old Mhambrey said.

"They need to go through the first class grind. They will experience failures as well as successes and will eventually evaluate themselves. As a fast bowler it is not just the ability to bowl fast, (but) also about understanding how to bowl, understanding your body, the conditions, the wickets."

Mhambrey was quick to point out that the bygone IPL auctions did not distract the concentration of the players who with this U19 world experience have grown richer on their game. 

"The IPL is a big tournament, everyone wants to play in such a tournament. It is not just about the money or the hype, they are aware that it is an opportunity to rub shoulders with the top bowlers and batsmen of the world, pick heads of the top coaches of the world," he added.

The U19 Indian bowling coach went onto conclude by saying that going ahead these bowlers will need to channelize their potential and learn to improve on their line and length. 

. "If you want to win games you need someone who bowls accurately from both ends. You cannot have someone bowling 150 plus and leaking runs. It becomes difficult to control the game.So it is important to have accuracy, it is not just about pace, you have to hit the lengths," concluded Paras. 


By Anshuman Roy - 06 Feb, 2018

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