Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey of India watches the ongoing T20 International series against the West Indies to identify the team’s bowling attack for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. “It’s all part of our preparation for the World Cup (T20). At the moment we are looking at the different options we have and giving the opportunity to young people to find out who is doing the work for us,” Mhambrey said after outcome to reporters. T20 India lost by five wickets on Monday night. “It’s easier to plan that way,” he added.
Mhambrey praised the young Indian bowling lineup, which included Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh, alongside the more experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
“Very happy with the potential they have shown. The last few games we played Arsh and Avesh have shown that they can perform under pressure and I am very happy about that,” he said.
“What impresses me the most is the fact that they want to learn and improve every day. When you are a coach it is a two-way communication. That makes the job easier to have a dialogue with the bowlers and vice versa .
“Yes, we will try different things, different players. You don’t have (Jasprit) Bumrah here. (Muhammad) Shami too. But I see all of this as an opportunity for the young bowlers to prove themselves,” he added.
In fact, Mhambrey was full of praise for 23-year-old Arshdeep, who produced another neat spell in the second T20I (1/26 from 4 overs).
“I’ve been eyeing him for a long time, especially since the IPL. What really stood out was his ability to perform under pressure,” said Mhambrey.
“If you look at how he works, he bowls (in) the first power play and also in death. In terms of the composure he has shown (so far), it has been fantastic,” he added.
Mhambrey said there were plenty of positives to take from the last game despite the batting unit’s average showing.
“We didn’t have many runs on the board. But that’s the way it is. This format is like that. You go out and still perform. The idea was initially to try and take the wickets.
“Thanks to the bowlers, the way we bowled, the spinners… (Ravindra) Jadeja bowled his full spell. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar) too. So everyone contributed. It went to the wire. But that’s how this format is,” he said.
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