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Bowling variations have benefited me: Anureet Singh

Kings XI Punjab's pacer, Anureet Singh talks about his bowling experience.

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News 05 May 2015, 01:00 IST
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Anureet Singh

Mohali, May 3 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab seamer Anureet Singh says he has been practising to bowl slower deliveries more consistently during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), which has helped him pick up crucial wickets.

Anureet has picked up 11 wickets from nine matches so far in the tournament and has been one of the pillars of his team's bowling line-up.

"I have been working on becoming more consistent. Like Lasith Malinga can bowl all six balls yorkers, I also strive towards that. If I am bowling in the death overs I practice for those," Anureet was quoted as saying by iplt20.com on Sunday.

"And now I have practiced bowling slow bouncers and slower ones. I have worked on these things and benefited from that."

The right-arm medium-pacer also said he has learnt a lot from bowling coach Joe Dawes which including the art of bowling yorkers.

"I have definitely learnt a lot from him. He is a confident coach. He has supported me a lot. I bowl yorkers from round-the-wicket now, earlier I wouldn't bowl them as much.

I hadn't thought much about bowling those and that they would yield results like this. But Dawes observed that if I can bowl yorkers so well I could bowl them round-the-wicket as well. And so he asked me to try it out and practice the delivery," he added.

Asked about his team-mate Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson, he said: "If you are bowling alongside a legendary international fast-bowler it definitely boosts your confidence."

"There are many good fast bowlers in our team and we enjoy each other's success which is very important. Being with him has definitely helped. If you ask him, he will definitely talk to you and help you understand."

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