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CRICKET: Ambrose calls for disciplined bowling from WI bowlers

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 3:25 PM

West Indies fast bowling icon Sir Curtly Ambrose has urged discipline from the pace attack when they face reigning World champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch today.

Sir Ambrose, who is the West Indies bowling coach, says it is important the Caribbean side’s seamers find the right lengths and resist the temptation to bowl overly short at the Indian batsmen on the encouraging WACA strip.

Ambrose says the pitches in Perth are usually bouncy and supportive of fast bowling.

However, he says the mistake most bowlers make is that they pitch the ball a bit too short because of the extra bounce.

And he says at Perth good length is the key to being successful.

Ambrose is renowned for his impeccable lengths during an illustrious career which yielded 225 wickets from 176 One-Day Internationals and 405 Tests scalps from 98 Tests.