who is your favourite quickie who can bowl a very good slow ball?
November 26, 2010 1:29am CST
hi friends. funny discussion.asking which quick bowler bowls the best slower deliveries. but thats the thing. if you had asked me this question a week back,i would have said dilhara fernando. i still dont know who can read his slower deliveries. but i happen to see a match between pakistan and newzealand back in 1992 world cup. the bowler was aqib javed and the batsmen was greatbatch. aqib bowled a slower delivery that pitched about 2 feet outside the legstump of great batch. he came down the track and was pretty much searching for the delivery where it crashed into his middle stump. the thing i noted was that the ball spun a very long way.something only murali can spin and the other thing was it was bowled slower than harbhajan bowls these days. so who is yours?
26 Nov 10
Well my dear friend, in my list there are lot of bowlers who bowl a slower ball very well. Bruce Reid, Venkatesh Prasad,Brett Lee,Umar Gul, Allan Donald, Steve Waugh, J Kallis and names unlimited. Yes I remember the slower ball which Aquib Javed bowled to dismiss Greatbatch. I even cannot forget some of the deliveries bowled by Shane Warne to Struass and Mike Gatting. But they were not very slow balls but mind blowing deliveries. Allan Donald is one guy with pace he has good change of pace deliveries as well. Yeah these days Harbhajan is bowling less slower balls that is why he is not picking up wickets as in the past.
26 Nov 10
I would say Malinga has a very good slow ball , its very difficult for batsman to judge that .Also he bowls that slow bouncer which is very useful in limited overs cricket but that slow bouncer was invented by Shaun Pollock whom in my view is most consistent bowler after great Mcgrath.
26 Nov 10
I like praveen kumar as very good slow bowler. i could see lot of improvement from him now a days. He can swing the ball very well. But still he is not able to manage his economy rate in last few overs. I hope , he will become standard ODI bowler for india.