Sachin Tendulkar believes that Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar’s secret of success in England’s 2012 series victory was largely due to bowling at a faster pace than usual, something he hasn’t seen Jack Leach do often. Compared to the Swann-Panesar duo, the current orthodox spinner with left arm Jack Leach is a bit slower and will only be more effective if he can vary his pace on tracks that stall. “That (one in 2012) was a different attack, and Graeme Swann was one of the world‘s leading spinners at the time. Monty, given the style of bowling, was not one of those bowlers who believed in throwing the ball. was more of a hit the deck bowler, ‘said Tendulkar PTI during an exclusive interaction on Thursday.
“Monty would bowl really fast, so it was totally different and Jack Leach, unlike Monty, I think he’s a little slow bowler,” he said.
Tendulkar also took the view that Leach doesn’t vary his pace much, which will be necessary on tracks that stall.
“Whatever I have seen, he bowls at the same pace. So if the wicket offers a turn and significant assistance, then it matters to vary your pace because then batsmen will have much less time to react, something Swann and Monty do. effectively did us in 2012, ”said Tendulkar.
Tendulkar expects the circuit in Chennai to bounce because of the red ground and in the damp conditions the ball could start to regress from the 15th and continue until the 60th, he says.
“I think fast bowlers will play a big part here, and more so, reverse swing could be a factor. I believe the ball is going backwards from the 15th to the 60th. When the ball turns, it slides off the surface and there is less response time, ”said Tendulkar.
“From the 60-80th the ball can still turn, but its softness gives the batsmen more time to adjust from the surface.”
Speaking of adaptation, Tendulkar finds it easier to adapt to Kookaburra’s SG Test than the other way around.
“Going back from Kookaburra to SG is a much easier transition than going from SG to Kookaburra. You need some adjustments after playing with Kookaburra for so long, but I don’t see that as a problem,” Tendulkar said.
“Adjustment would have been a factor if there was a big break between two series and we literally played a test match with a few days of practice, so not a big deal to me.”
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