Bharat Arun was retained as the Indian bowling coach and under his supervision the national team bowling continues to improve. India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has shown a lot of improvement in the past few years, with Jasprit Bumrah spearheading the pace attack, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar adding mettle to the tally.
The Indian fast bowling unit also bolsters of senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav who have been consistent for the side. One of the most widely regarded aspect of the Indian fast bowling unit is they have been able to clock the 140 kmph mark consistently under the mentorship.
Bharat Arun: Workload management has helped India pacer’s maintain consistency
Bharat Arun has said that workload management has created the difference for the fast bowlers. Their workload is being monitored consistently by a GPS tracker. The tracker provides a lot of information through which a bowler has been analysed. It has also helped in providing right balance for them.
“When we talk about workload management, we are looking at the number of overs a bowler has bowled. But then a bowler can over-exert himself in a game and that is not under your control. So we use the GPS tracker to monitor all his movements on the field,” Arun said on episode three of Inside Out, a show hosted by India women coach WV Raman.
“For example, a bowler runs around 20 km on the field. And the tracker gives us a lot of data and information about the bowler concerned. By analysing those data, you can manage the workload at training sessions. Basically, you need to find the right balance. And the Indian bowlers have managed to do that so far.
“This is the reason why we are successful as a bowling unit and the bowlers can bowl at 140 kmph regularly.”