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Anil Kumble should be brought in to assist Indian bowlers: Sourav Ganguly

4.26K   //    09 Jan 2015, 19:23 IST
Sourav Ganguly feels Indian bowlers need the assistance of Anil Kumble

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India’s highest wicket-taker and champion spinner Anil Kumble should spend more time with the Indian bowlers as he can help in correcting the mistakes which the current crop of bowlers are committing. India, once again, had a poor day with the ball on Friday, conceding in excess of 4 runs per over for a large part of Australia’s second innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

"I do not think it is a problem of skill or talent. I see a lot of that. What our bowlers need is proper guidance.I was fortunate to have good spinners like Anil (Kumble) in my side. Someone like him should be spending more time with our bowlers," Ganguly said.

The 42-year-old also said that the Indian spinners have been bowling the wrong line, and Kumble can help them correct these small errors.

"Our bowlers have targeted middle-stump. The reason why (Nathan) Lyon has picked so many wickets is because he has focused on the region just outside off. That is the right place. These are the small problems that Kumble can help our bowlers fix,” the former left-hander added.

The situation in the Sydney Test is similar to the one the Indians found themselves in at Adelaide, and Ganguly feels that it is up to the Indian top-order batsmen to take the side to a position of comfort rather than put pressure on the lower-order.

"Indian batsmen can try to attack for a bit. I think Virat Kohli will play hard but he will need support from others. (However) The lower-order should not be under any pressure on the final day," he said.

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