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AsifTheManRahman
October 6, 2008, 12:48 PM
A very interesting read, stressing the fact, once again, that old is indeed gold in the game of cricket - especially in its longer version.

Thirty-five is an age by which you have probably started a rock band if you are ever going to. It is a good age, for many, a time when you know your limitations and have some hope of intuiting other people's, when you have clung onto youthful vigour yet learnt patience. You might not have the tricky business of living comfortably and happily sorted out, but you are sturdy enough to ride through little disappointments, and not so brash that you won't ask for help. It is a time, in other words, to be bowling legbreaks.http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/current/story/372200.html

While the author stresses on the uniqueness of and specifically singles out leggies, there's quite a lot that we could learn from this article in terms of selection policies in general. IMO, similar rules apply to batsmen and all other kinds of slow bowlers, albeit to a lesser extent.

Zeeshan
October 6, 2008, 12:59 PM
Shane Warne still hasn't lost his charm in IPL.

1. 19 runs in last over.
2. some brilliant legbreaks
3. a brilliant caught n bowled....one of the top ten reflexive action i've seen in my life

Tigers_eye
October 6, 2008, 01:05 PM
....one of the top ten reflexive action i've seen in my life
I am sure many females have first hand knowledge about that (his reflexes). :lol:

cricman
October 6, 2008, 03:35 PM
Does this mean Ash can gets a free ride til he's 35 and beyond?

AsifTheManRahman
October 6, 2008, 03:57 PM
Does this mean Ash can gets a free ride til he's 35 and beyond?No, if he's serious about his bowling, it means he shouldn't be in the team until he turns 35. ;)