“As a player I feel I have grown in the past couple of years. I have improved my pace without losing my ability to swing,” Bhuvneshwar, who has 84 ODI wickets in 77 matches so far, told Hindustan Times on Saturday.
“That (adding pace) is something I am really happy about. In batting too, I have improved a bit,” said Bhuvi, adding that the series decider on Sunday will be another pressure game after Pune considering the team has not been pushed to the limit like this in a long time.
“We have not been challenged like this in a while and it is a short series. So, there was pressure in the last game that we could lose the series. But the way we came back shows the character of the team. The decider is also about handling pressure. We will try to play like we played the last game.”
“We were involved in a lot of preparation coming into the series. Various guys were participating in different competitions around the world, be it in the Caribbean or in England or some of the guys on the ‘A’ tour here,” said Southee when asked if the current side is among the most prepared to tour India.
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