IND vs AUS LIVE: Harshal Patel reveals new NCA ball practice ahead of T20 World Cup
IND vs AUS LIVE: Fit again Harshal Patel can’t wait to get going again as India enter the final round of matches…
IND vs. AUS LIVE: Fit again Harshal Patel is eager to get going again as India enter the final round of games ahead of the T20 World Cup. After missing last month through injury, Harshal returns after a long rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. The 31-year-old has meanwhile added new strings to his bow, training with the new ball in the net, something he rarely does in IPL. Follow India vs Australia live updates on Insidesport.IN
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IND vs AUS LIVE: Death specialist Harshal Patel adds a new string to his bow and trains with the new ball at the NCA ahead of the T20 World Cup – Find out
Indian death specialist Harshal Patel evolves by demand and works at the National Cricket Academy to add facets to his multi-dimensional game. Patel went to the Indian side after two excellent IPL seasons, before replicating the same on the international circuit with the same precision.
The 31-year-old has played the most T20s for India since the T20 World Cup last year and has joined India’s T20 WC squad for the competition in Australia. The call was not without setbacks after Harshal raced against the clock to be fit, having missed the series against West Indies and the Asian Cup.
While rehabilitating, Harshal Patel reveals he worked on his new ball skills with the slower balls and other variations. Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, the RCB superstar said: “I also worked on my new ball skills for a while. I started doing this in the middle of the IPL. So every time I went to practice I would pick up a new ball and start playing with it because it’s good to have a skill and not need it the other way around. It’s just something I’ve been working on and if I have an opportunity, for India or for RCB, I would love to do it.
While Harshal will have to deal with the burden of mid-overs for India, his added skills in operating the new ball could add an extra dimension to India’s attack. The Men in Blue are currently relying on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah to cross the new ball and now the 31-year-old could also be in on it.