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(Mail Today): Murali Kartik has made a living out of being an attacking left-arm spinner, but feels each bowler in the Twenty20 format has to be smart about his strategy.
"In Twenty20, we get to play in postage stamp-sized grounds and as a bowler, you know that the batsmen will come hard at you every ball.
On flat tracks, there is the strategy of trying to buy a wicket (give away a few runs and let the batsman make a mistake), but that's just not possible in this format. You have to minimise the damage and thus it becomes very important to realise what ball to bowl when and to whom,” Kartik, who plays for the Pune Warriors India, told Mail Today.
The former India Test cricketer is glad that the Sahara group-owned franchise possesses a strong bowling lineup, which has been key to its success this season.
"The quality we have in our ranks is tremendous, especially the Indian bowlers like (Ashish) Nehra, (Ashoke) Dinda and Rahul (Sharma).
And then we have Alfonso Thomas, who I've played with
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