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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Chappell claims 'impatient' Kohli's tactics gave bowlers 'no chance' on day 1 of SCG Test

Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has claimed that India Test team's new captain Virat Kohli's tactics on the first day of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground gave the bowlers 'no chance' at all.
The Indian bowlers were left humiliated as they failed to grab a decent number of wickets and were thrashed badly enough by the Australians who put up 348-2 at stumps on day one at SCG.

Kohli's strategy failed to materialize for India on a pitch that might start turning on the third day of the match. The new skipper switched fielders around the field in a haphazard manner and there were also bowling changes, which even the tourists failed to understand, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Kohli's men gained little assistance from the new ball, but they were far from without fault, with dropped catches and impatience their main issues.
Even India's bowling coach Bharat Arun, who was sent into a press conference on Tuesday to answer questions instead of a bowler, claimed that he would have to discuss it with Kohli to find out what strategy was there.
At one point after tea, the three seamers; Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar; were called on for one-over spells from the Paddington end as spinner Ravi Ashwin held up the other.
Chappell claimed that it sent out a message of impatience to the bowlers.
Chappell added that he believes that contributed to the bad bowling, but also claimed that he doesn't understand this sort of impatience; one-over spells, as that's not giving the bowler a chance at all.
Even injured Australian captain Michael Clarke failed to understand the tactics, saying that he doesn't believe that he has a reason why Kohli did that. He added that he believes in T20 cricket the one-over spells can work so a batter doesn't get too used to a particular bowler.
But, Clarke further said that in a Test match he doesn't know the reason, insisting that it might be to try something different to get a breakthrough. (ANI)

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