ICC World Cup: Jonty Rhodes surprised by Indian bowlers' discipline

New Delhi: Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes is surprised yet impressed with the Indian bowling attack in the World Cup which has been crucial in the defending champions' four consecutive wins in Pool B.

Jonty Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes 

Such accurate and economical have been the Indian bowlers, seamers and spinners alike that they have bowled out every opposition in all the four matches yet.

"Everyone knows how strong India's batting line-up is but there was scepticism about the Indian bowling attack on how they, especially the seamers, would do in Australia.

"What has surprised me is the discipline with which they have bowled in those conditions as they have enabled the team to put the opposition under pressure," Rhodes told IANS in an interview from Cape Town.

"I have been surprised with the ability of the pace attack. Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma and the others are bowling quick with accurate direction; otherwise the ball can go over the boundary, especially in power play overs. The direction of swing has been the the key as well," added the South African, who is a World Cup analyst for Yahoo Cricket.

The 45-year-old, often regarded as the greatest fielder ever, said what has clicked for India is the balance of the side.

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