Thatscricket - ODI Series - India~~s tour of Pakistan- ~~Players with steely nerve will bloom in Pak~~

Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2004, 19:55 [IST]
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Mohali:Former Test cricketer Karsan Ghavri says it is the on field pressure that would be the major challenge for the Indian team in the upcoming tour of Pakistan and the players who handle it well would succeed there.

"Players should stop worrying (about security). They are given the best of security in both India and Pakistan. On the other hand, it is the handling of pressure on the field of play that will matter when in Pakistan," Ghavri said.

"In my opinion, it is those who have nerves of steel that will succeed in the coming series," the former India medium pacer said.

"Our bowlers should stick to their line and length and let the batsmen make the mistake. We should work on their strengths and weakness alike," he said.

"For instance, Inzamam ul-Haq likes to play the pull shot very much. We should trap him there," he said.

Looking back at the series when he visited Pakistan more than 25 years ago, Ghavri said the series result, 2-0 in the hosts' favour, could have been better had the then captain Bishan Singh Bedi and other spinners been a bit containing in their bowling.

"That series pitted our reputed spinners against their talented batsmen. But our spinners wanted to buy their wickets and ended up selling them. We lost in the bargain," he said.

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