Friday, February 9, 2007

India Should Look for Quality Pace Bowler

India is one of the most dominating countries in the cricket world as it is the second highest populated country and cricket is the most popular sports in India. So, India has an unofficial power in the cricket world. Having over the one crore population, India is the most fascinated country to the sponsors and eventually the cricketers in the country always regarded as the most famous celebrity. It is worthless to say that the richest cricket control board in the world cricket, BCCI, belongs to India. However, in many cases, it has been seen that the cricket officials to Indian cricket sometimes become more busy dealing with sponsors rather than the development of the domestic cricket.

The major concern in the Indian cricket for which they have struggled in many abroad series, is that of having quality pace bowlers. After Kapil Dev India has not got any dominating fast bowler in world cricket whereas after Imran Khan, Pakistan got two great pace bowlers- Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, who served Pakistan for many years. After Dennis Lillie, Australia got Glenn McGrath; after Michael Holding, Joel Garner, West Indies got Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose. On the other hand, India has not got any other pace bowlers who can dominate over the batsman. So, it is badly needed for India to have some quality pace bowlers in order to get some tremendous results in international level.

I hope the cricket officials to India will give more focus on the development of Indian cricket rather than the sponsorship. India will feel for a quality pace bowler in the coming ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Let’s see what happen.


Anonymous said...

Kapil was a medium pace bowler. I don't think India had ever had any successful pace bowler.