Chennai: The sub-continental pitches are the happy hunting ground for the spinners but reverse swing will also play an equally important role in the Cricket World Cup starting on Saturday, New Zealand bowling coach Allan Donald said on Thursday.
"We always talked about the ball has to swing. It's not going to do it off the wicket and the ball has to swing. That's where reverse swing is a massive thing and a huge key for me in this World Cup. That's where games are going to be won and lost," Donald told reporters at a press conference here.
"As we go along, bowlers should be able to reverse the ball at the end like doing it both over and round the wickets. These (Kiwi bowlers) guys are still learning it we are trying to do it as quickly as we can. But in crucial games like this, India have shown us last night if you are slightly off the mark and you are going to get punished like what Dhoni did," said the former South African fast bowler.