It’s not easy during all what Morne Morkel did in Nagpur. For someone who bowls brief day in day out, to adjust and change lengths was a good thing.
Adaptability is a key, of course, and that comes with experience, and Morkel is sincerely gifted these days.
Morkel did dual things good in a third Test. He didn’t get it too full — unless we are unequivocally healthy with that length, and can get it to retreat in unequivocally late, it’s tough to be effective with that line. As in, a batsmen can only take caring that his front feet doesn’t come opposite and play a unequivocally full ones well.
What Morkel did was that he got it on a length and that gave adequate time for a round to roughly cut in late. It was some-more like retreat join than retreat pitch — in a demeanour of speaking. That additional time means a round starts tailing in for that bit longer and a batsman now has to make accurate adjustments. For someone who isn’t Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis, this is a improved approach to do it.
Secondly, he got a round to retreat out some-more (the glossy side was kept out), and again it was good thinking. The balls will frequency lift to a slips on these marks and so we are left with only dual modes of dismissal: screw locate and lbw. He took it out, out, out, and out, set adult a batsmen to dedicate on that front foot, than bowled that one that comes in, cuts in late, can get him an lbw. Also he got Virat Kohli circumference to a wicketkeeper.
In a second innings, Morkel employed off-cutters with a new ball. So, before a retreat pitch could set in, he started regulating a cutters. People can go leg cutters or off – he went for a latter. The best abroad bowler with a cutters we saw was Chris Cairns. He was unequivocally unequivocally good with those cutters. Morkel wasn’t as good, though he did get a wicket of M Vijay. And again, it was something new he tried. So all a credit to him.