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“It’s just all about learning from seeing what others do”
West Indies spinner Veerasammy Permaul has revealed that he will be closely monitoring “the way the Indian spinners bowl” in order to have a successful tour of India.
Permaul also conceded that he had been “spending a lot of time watching Daniel Vettori” bowl since the West Indies will travel to New Zealand for three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals after their two-Test and three-match ODI series against India.
“Most definitely I will watch the way the Indian spinners bowl and try to pick up a few things from them,” Permaul said. “There is no one in particular I will watch more, it’s just all about learning from seeing what others do, but I have learnt a lot from spending a lot of time watching Daniel Vettori from New Zealand.”
However, Permaul acknowledged the fact that he will have to work for his wickets in India.
“It will definitely be a challenge for me, if given the opportunity – but I am still looking forward to it and testing myself against them,” he said.
But, Permaul is confident that he will be a major asset for the West Indies, especially after having worked closely alongside former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq in a three-week coaching clinic.
“Everybody knows Saqlain is a great bowler,” Permaul said. “I try to learn all that I could – but due to the A-Team tour that occurred around the same time, I did not have a chance to get as much as I would have liked, but I still gained as much as I could during the time I spent with him.
“The work on my variations is coming along well. I would like to learn how to bowl the ‘doosra’, but it will take time. I have to practice it more and hopefully in time to come I will be able to learn it…No, I’m not working on anything special for this series.”