"It will just be working out a gameplan in terms of how to score, England have now called in former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a coaching consultant at Old Trafford. like Anderson and Co. you don’t get much reverse swing Just ask Michael Kasprowicz the man who was called the India specialist in his prime If not for a chat with Javagal Srinath he might have not made it big at all In 1998 Kasprowicz was slowly losing his mind and weight — he had lost 85 kilograms in just three weeks in the Indian summer and had bowled 98 overs for a solitary wicket in the series by the first innings of the third and final Test He sought help from Srinath who wasn’t playing that Bangalore Test The advice from the Indian was so simple it’s startling “I notice that you are drinking too much water You are gulping it Just sip some and spit out” “I was amazed by it” Kasprowicz had once told this correspondent “Because it was so hot I was drinking water at every opportunity — at the end of an over near the boundary And now Srinath tells me that I am drinking too much water Don’t gulp just sip and it worked” Srinath had another advice that helped Kasprowicz get reverse swing “He told me to just keep the ball dry Both advice fitted well and worked for me” In the second innings of that Test he took 5 for 28 and bowled Australia to a win “‘Because you were so sweaty and the ball would get wet’ I thanked Srinath After that spell I started to feel more comfortable in Indian conditions” James Anderson was pick of the England bowlers with figures of 3/44 on Day 1 (Source: PTI) Anderson and Stuart Broad who have taken 680 wickets between them in Tests they have played together need to do something different to get reverse At Rajkot Anderson wasn’t there but Broad (as well as Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes) couldn’t get any reverse even as the Indian seamers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav got the ball to wobble During the Rajkot Test England’s assistant coach Paul Fabrace had talked about how the Indians used cross-seam and banged it down on the pitch early on Anderson said they tried it here but in vain “We bowled some cross seam early on The pitch was not very abrasive; it was not really chewing the ball up as we’d like The outfield and square is also quite lush so not many areas where we can get the ball into the state we want it Got a bit of reverse from overs 40 to 55 — a tiny amount” Missing a trick Interestingly they didn’t try out too many cutters Some slower ones yes especially by Stokes but not the fast cutters Forget the really talented reverse-swingers like Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis it’s the cutters that have helped the visiting fast bowlers more The best among them was New Zealand’s Chris Cairns Even with the new ball he would have a grip almost like a off-spinner and essentially hurl fastish offspin causing quite a few problems to the Indians It’s a ploy that is occasionally used by others like Morne Morkel last year in Nagpur He even got the wicket of M Vijay with a fastish off-cutter that jumped at the batsman who could only edge it to gully Morkel also got Virat Kohli with a delivery that reversed out Often we look for banana reverse-swing deliveries that are really full and swing in late but it’s not easily done if you aren’t Wasim or Waqar It’s a better idea to try reverse-seam than reverse-swing as Srinath calls it “Morkel didn’t get it too full – unless you are really natural with that length and can get it to reverse in really late it’s tough to be effective with that line” Srinath had told this newspaper last year “What Morkel did was that he got it on a length and that gave enough time for the ball to almost cut in late More reverse seam than reverse swing if you know what I mean That extra time means the ball starts tailing in for that bit longer after pitching and the batsman now has to make precise adjustments For someone who isn’t Akram or Waqar this is a better way to do it” Also for someone like Broad who usually bowls short-of-length it would be an easier length to go for Perhaps in time Anderson would start using cutters more as he has done in the past even back in England on dry tracks He usually waits for the ball to get old before he tries it out but may be here as Srinath advises he can try it out with a newish ball Luckily for Anderson he found some movement with the second new ball late in the day The first one hadn’t swung at all and he would be hoping if can nick out Kohli early on the second day England can then work their way through the lower order to ensure they are not chasing a big score It won’t be easy especially with a sore shoulder and a tired body The best quote on the day Anderson bowled his heart out in trying circumstances captured what playing for England means to him He was so tired that he said it almost emotionlessly “I have missed playing I’ve missed taking wickets Thar sort of feeling you can’t get in any other walk of life I struggle with it … The emotion of having worked hard to get back into the team then getting a wicket early on – that feeling of getting a wicket and helping your team out you can’t replicate” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 11 2015 9:58 pm Courteney Cox called off her relationship with Johnny McDaid because she preferred to stay in the sunshine state (Source: Reuters) Related News Former “Friends” star Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid ended their engagement reportedly because she refused to move from LA to England with him The 51-year-old actress called off her relationship with the Snow Patrol rocker 39 because she preferred to stay in the sunshine state reported TMZ Despite their break up however the pair are said to be getting on well and have even continued texting each other For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sriram Veera | Visakhapatnam | Updated: November 18 and his young batting line-up will have a tough call to make when they land up – in whatever shape the Bangladeshis leave them — in India next month. reversing ball. is now helming the movie. pic. 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