Sanjay Bangar has given Indian batsmen a gurumantra to deal with left-handed batsmen ahead of the Asia Cup.
Former Team India cricketer Sanjay Bangar has given special advice to the Indian batsman to deal with the left-arm pacers before the Asia Cup 2023. Actually, Team India has to play its first match against Pakistan (IND vs PAK) in Asia Cup, in which Shaheen Afridi has to face. For this, captain Rohit Sharma is practicing against the left-arm pacer. In such a situation, Sanjay has also advised Indian batsmen to deal with such bowlers.
Team India’s batsmen have been seen struggling a lot against left-arm fast bowlers for some time now. Captain Rohit Sharma’s name is also included in this list. Indian batsmen have failed against left-arm bowlers in ICC events. In the year 2015, in the World Cup semi-final, there was a struggle in front of Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson. In the year 2017, Mohammad Amir had harassed. Indian batsmen struggled against New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Indian batsmen failed in the year 2021 against Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi.
Sanjay Bangar gave advice to deal with the left arm pacer
Talking to Star Sports, Sanjay Bangar said that “No batsman has got much chance to play in that angle. Because most of the teams have a pair of right-handed batsmen. However, it is very important when the left-arm bowler bowls close to the stumps and the ball comes inside the right-handed batsmen. However, to take an aggressive approach to such bowlers, one has to keep the head in place and play shots towards mid-off, mid-on and mid-wicket on such balls and also think about scoring runs.
He further said that “Every batsman will get a chance to get into good position against the left-arm pacer on the inside ball. However, right-handed batsmen should learn where runs can be scored against left-arm pacers. Apart from this, also keep in mind which aspects will be needed. That is why Rohit Sharma will be practicing keeping all these in mind in practice.