Bharat Arun’s Unique Way Of Countering Dew factor
By CricShots - Oct 31, 2017 12:55 pm
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Bharat Arun

Whenever a dew comes during a cricket match, bowlers find it difficult to grip the bowl and anticipating the same, Indian chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was seen on Tuesday practicing the wet ball on the eve of the Twenty20 series-opener against New Zealand, in Delhi.

Dew has always been prevailing whenever Indian teams play at home from October to January. Any score becomes chase-able under lights during this time of the year as bowlers find it extremely difficult to grip the ball.

During the optional net session in the afternoon, Kuldeep was seen soaking the white balls in mineral water after every second delivery. The idea was formulated by bowling coach Bharat Arun, who was seen explaining the strategy to Kuldeep. India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had also adopted the same strategy to prepare himself for death bowling in the past.

Bowling with the wet ball will help Kuldeep to get a better control of the bowl as it turns into a slippery bar of soap after gripping. The wet ball also skids off the pitch making it easier for batsmen to score. For a wrist spinner, the grip plays a huge role as there are more chances of a wet ball slipping out of the hand.

Yadav primarily bowled to Dinesh Karthik at the nets but the batsman was seen negotiating the deliveries easily. In between, he asked correspondents at what time in the evening dew factor sets in.

During the net session, rookie Shreyas Iyer was hit on the right forearm by a throw-down from support staff member Raghavendra. Iyer looked in some pain and did not take any further part in the nets after that.