Bhuvi is more effective with new ball: Ishant
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Fast bowler Ishant Sharma was all praise for Bhuvneshwar Kumara and said his new pace partner has been a revelation with the new ball.
"I feel Bhuvi's bowling is different to mine. Bhuvi is more effective with the new ball because he can swing it both ways. I don't get much swing in Indian conditions and I have to wait for the ball to get a bit old so that it reverse swings and only after that I can attack but till then my role is to contain," said Ishant on the eve of the fourth Test at the Feroze Shah Kotla.
Ishant said his role is side changes while playing in India. He said his role is that of a defensive bowler.
"When you play in India your role is different. Your role is to contain the flow of runs so that the spinners can attack from the other end. You got to hunt in a pack and bowl in partnerships like how you bat in partnerships, similarly you have in bowling," he said.
Ishant, who was a part of the side that was thrashed 0-4 in the last tour to Australia, said home conditions always make a great difference and it proved again that Australia are vulnerable on rank turners in India.
"When we went to Australia we struggled a lot and everybody said we can't play away from home and now you can see that even Australia can't play here. So the advantage of home conditions is quite big. Our home conditions suit spinners and Australia is weak against the spinners so that has been a big advantage for us," said Ishant.
Ishant said the boys are determined to whitewash Australia 4-0 and reclaim the No.1 spot in Tests.
"Sometimes you play well and you win but sometimes you play well and yet you don't end up winning. I think it is important to give your 100 percent and not worry about results. We always try to improve as a team and our goal is to become No.1 team in the world again and if we work towards our goals then we will definitely become the top team again," he said.
Asked about the team composition, Ishant said: "We haven't been told as to who will make his debut in this match. We have a team meeting in the evening after which only we will know the playing eleven."
Ishant said the team is riding high on confidence after three consecutive wins by huge margins against Australia.
"The mood in the camp is good and the confidence of all the players is quite good because we are leading 3-0 against a team like Australia. We have won the matches by a big margin so the confidence of the team is high and we will carry into the Delhi Test," he said. "Hopefully we can continue the form and play the way we have been doing in the last three Test matches."
On the possible absence of Michael Clarke, Ishant said: "I think the Australian team will need to handle the issues with related to their team as to what they think or what affects their team. So we only focus on what we have to do and not about things which is not in our hands."