Line and length are bread and butter

India

Indian paceman, Ishant Sharma, has spoken about the importance of bowling in the same areas consistently to get the best results at Test level.

The quick bowled 31 overs in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua conceding just 71 runs and picking up one wicket on a slow surface.

Ishant told bcci.tv: "It is important to bowl in right areas consistently when the wicket is not conducive for bowlers. We stuck to our plans and executed them well which gave us the wickets."

India bowled far better than the West Indies building pressure and working as a unit, Ishant expressed the need to stay positive as a quick bowler, bowling on surfaces that suit the spinners, or batsman.

The 27-year-old continued: "There wasn't much for fast bowlers on the wicket and therefore we thought of bowling short deliveries as West Indies were struggling against those deliveries,

"It was a collective bowling effort. Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav bowled beautifully along with Ashwin and Mishra. I just got one wicket in the last Test match and maybe I will get more in the next match. Bowling in the right areas is the key."

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