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Aussies seek Prabhakar’s help

Disturbed by the fact that their bowlers were unable to produce any kind of reverse swing, the Australian team management have reportedly sounded out former India pacer Manoj Prabhakar to help their bowlers, reports Arjun Sen.

cricket Updated: Oct 23, 2008 23:46 IST
Arjun Sen

The Australians believe that more than the Indian spinners, it was the reverse swing that Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan got at Mohali that cost them the second Test.

Disturbed by the fact that their bowlers were unable to produce any kind of reverse swing, the Australian team management have reportedly sounded out former India pacer Manoj Prabhakar to help their bowlers prepare for the Delhi Test that starts from October 29.

Prabhakar was contacted by a member of the Australian camp on Thursday and asked if he was willing to help Brett Lee and Co. at the nets.

Prabhakar, who was Delhi's bowling coach last season, played a big part in the development of Ishant Sharma and was undoubtedly one of the finest exponents of reverse swing in India.

According to sources close to Prabhakar, he is yet to make up his mind on the offer and is a little apprehensive about helping the Australians.

"Yes, he has been contacted and asked to help the Australian bowlers, but Prabhakar hasn't made up his mind as yet," said the source.

"He is a little apprehensive about how the administration will react if he said yes. He has not said either yes or no,” the source added.