And, after seeing his ward perform consistently in both the practice games, Banerjee feels implementing the plans will do Aaron a piece of good. Speaking to ABP Live, the former pacer admitted that Aaron needs to stick to his basics to reap benefits from the Australian wickets. “He is one of the quickest bowlers, and that’s an advantage for him,”Banerjee said.
Before leaving for Australia, the pacer had taken a few tips from his mentor on how to tackle the difficult situations in those fast and bouncy tracks of Australia. “We are still in regular touch. Now that he has regained his momentum, he needs to use his brain and anaylse each and every situation. That would help him. There will be chances coming his way, he just needs to utilise them properly,”was Banerjee’s advise to Aaron.
With the first Test scheduled to begin in Adelaide next week, the performance in the practice game will actually help Aaron. And, Banerjee, who played his only Test match in Sydney in 1992, feels that the Australian conditions will actually help Aaron deliver the goods. After changing his bowling action, things have worked well for Aaron, and Banerjee says, he just needs to maintain proper line and length.
“He has always been a hardworking guy, and is always willing to learn. That has gone in his favour. We have discussed every aspect before he flew to Australia, and the performances in the practice games indicate that he has worked hard on the weak links,”he pointed out.
Aaron was one of the successful bowlers in the England series too, and Banerjee says that maintaing the focus will be his key to success in the Test series in Australia. “If a pacer wants to succeed in Australia, he must bowl in the right areas. That’s most important. With Test series round the corner, he has to be much more careful,”the coach warned.
With the selectors set to pick the 30-member probables for the World Cup on Thursday, Banerjee admits that the Australia tour will help Aaron a lot in the World Cup too. “He will surely be effective in such conditions, and now that he would have a fair idea about the wickets Down Under, Varun would come in handy for India in World Cup,”he said.
But then, Banerjee, who is also the personal coach of Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun, feels that Karn Sharma too could be India’s trump card in the Australia tour. “In the Australian wickets, the batsmen always find it difficult to tackle a leggie. With Karn brimming with confidence, Aussies will find it tough to tackle Sharma,”he felt.