Pacers need to grind it out at first class level: Paras Mhambrey

Vastavam web: Bowling coach of the World Cup winning India U-19 team Paras Mhambrey believes the young inexperienced pacers need to grind it out at the first class level in order to be battle ready for the tough challenges ahead.”They (young pacers) are far away. Yes, they have done well at the Under-19 level, yes they have hit certain speeds levels. But if you look at the challenges at the first class level, the quality of batting, it is going to be a while for them,” 45-year-old Mhambrey told reporters here.Mhambrey said it is too early to predict whether the young fast bowlers are ready for higher level cricket.

Asked whether the boys were distracted by the IPL auction, Mhambrey said, “These boys are quite mature. The IPL auction was a challenging phase for us, but they showed maturity when they went on the field and after that.”The Indian team which lifted the World Cup thrashing Australia had talented bowlers like Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi, who repeatedly clocked the speed of over 140 kmph.Bengal’s Ishan Porel too impressed with his variety and the spin department was led by Anukul Roy and had the likes of Shiva Singh. All of them played vital roles in the team’s victory.

He also said along with pace it is important for fast bowlers to hit the lengths.”If you want to win games you need someone who bowls accurately from both ends. You cannot have someone bowling 150 plus and leaking runs. It becomes difficult to control the game.