Prasad asserts India's bowlers are best

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Perth, Jan 20 (UNI) Ecstatic team India's bowling coach, Venkatesh Prasad, claimed that the team's current lot of bowlers possess great potential and said India has the best bowlers at the moment.

''I've always been saying that our bowlers are the best in the business,'' he said.

Prasad, who took 96 wickets in 33 Tests, was happy with the way Indians exploited the conditions at Perth. He said India's relatively young pace attack showed all the attributes of good swing bowling with good wrist and seam positions.

''When you've got a good wrist and seam position, obviously the ball swings with the breeze here in Perth.

''Second, they have got the pace as well bowling around 135 kmh, sometimes 140 kmh, so they can trouble any batsman in world cricket today,'' he said.

Irfan Pathan who got the new ball in his come back match was named man of the match after he removed both Australia openers in the two innings. RP Singh took six wickets in the match and Ishant Sharma after troubling Ricky Ponting for quite some time provided India with the prized scalp of Australia captain.

The Delhi boy, Sharma, was proud to have contributed in India's win at Perth and said the spell, where he first set up Ponting and then removed him, was the greatest of his career.

''It's a great feeling to have got the greatest batsman in the world in Ricky Ponting,'' he said.

''It's a great feeling to have got him out twice in the match,'' he added.

Prasad too showered praise for the young lad saying the bowler showed a lot of maturity in his bowling.

The bowling coach said considering the wickets these bowlers get in India, their performance has been phenomenal Down Under.

''The bowlers' job is really hard and they don't get as much credit as the batsmen do in India,'' he said.

''Considering the wickets we bowl on in India, I think the bowlers deserve a lot of credit.

''(They) have come here with little experience in Test cricket, but I believe in them and know they can produce the goods,'' he concluded.


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