The actual process though started much before a single delivery was bowled in either game the Indian team has been involved in. For, it was the pressure created by the India batsmen, who have scored more than 300 runs each time that has been the beginning of the India bowling plans.
Once set on their way by the batsmen, it has been all about hunting collectively and executing game plans, both individual ones and the team gameplan as a whole. It has been very clear that there is a process that has been drilled into each bowler’s mind, and they have then set about letting that process take over. There is no greater delight than seeing plans come good through good execution, more so in the face of extreme pressure which a World Cup game brings about automatically.
Pressure is an extremely undesirable aspect of the game but as in life, something that cannot be avoided. However, when your batsmen are good enough to transfer some of that onto the opposition, then it’s time to cash in, something the India bowlers have done twice now. When faced with totals of 300 and above, the approach of the batsmen is different, the score being enough to weigh them down more than a bit. If the bowlers manage to add to that pressure by pitching the ball in the right areas, the combination can be quite lethal.