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Bowling with Kookaburra will be a challenge: Bhuvneshwar

Cape Town: The extra bounce will be a welcome change but bowling with the red Kookaburra ball "will be a challenge" in the three-match Test series against South Africa, reckons India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
After a two-shift opening practice session on Saturday, the Indian team practised indoors on Sunday due to wet and windy conditions at the Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC). The Indian pacers' focus as of now has been on bowling multiple long spells, which they will need to bowl in the series starting with first Test at Newlands from January 5.
"The first thing that comes to the mind when you are touring South Africa is bouncy wickets. But that is no surety of what kind of pitch you would get in the game," said Bhuvneshwar in a media interaction. If it is about dealing with the bounce for batsmen, bowlers will have to make the adjustment for bowling with the Kookaburra.
The swing specialist said the pace attack has not yet gotten down to strategising for the game and the focus is on bowling long spells.
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