INDvsAUS: Glenn McGrath Shares Tips to Succeed in India


As we all know that the Virat Kohli-led Indian Team will be looking to thrash Australia 4-0 in the upcoming four-match Test series, which will start from 23 Feb.

In this situation, former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath is give some tips to his side for success in India.

The legandary pacer feels that the bowlers need to pick wickets very early to stop the flow of runs before the ball starts reversing and brings the pacers back into the game.

McGrath told the, “In the sub-continent, you don’t have that bounce, you don’t have that seam, you don’t have that carry. Okay, how are we going to take wickets? The new ball will still carry through quite well, so you’re looking to take wickets caught in the slips, caught behind with the new ball.”

The former pacer further added, “Then you go through a patch when the ball really does nothing – it’s not carrying through, it’s not reverse swinging, so then you really have to dot it up (stop the scoring). Work on the ball, the wicket’s going to be abrasive and after a while it will go reverse swing. As soon as that ball starts reverse swinging, it’s a little bit more in favour of the bowler and you can attack a bit more.”

If Australian want to succeed on Indian pitches then the bowlers need to bowl long spells, cleared McGrath. He stated, “Be prepared to bowl long spells, build pressure and look to take wickets that way. So that’s my mindset in the sub-continent.”

McGrath feels adapting to bowl the right length will be important, depending on the pace and bounce on the pitch and the right length is different in every ground in India.

Ninety nine times out of a hundred it’s still hitting the deck, hitting the top of off stump. A lot of people think that must be easy, but it’s a slightly different length on every wicket. There’s not going to be two wickets where it’s just the same length, so you have to adjust to the conditions and that’s where I felt I could adjust quite well.”