Originally Posted by jeesh
Thats better than giving away 20-30 run overs buddy. Think about the way Zia bowled, didnt give anything. He didnt have the pace, but was always pitching on good line and length. Mashrafee has adopted this approach recently. Nazmul has always been doing this. Instead we always go for bowlers who are wayward thinking their extra pace will make a difference. It doesnt, it just makes it easier to clobber them around. Until and unless we find a quick with genuine pace/bounce or skill, our best hope in pace bowling are guys like Mashrafee and Nazmul who have good basics and can bowl line and length. We keep bowling others, we ll end up disappointed every time.
That's what bowlers do in T20s and in death overs of ODIs to not to allow the batsman take advantage of the pace....since they swing at everything..... But you can't do that or the major part of ODI and Test cricket....
If you have real pacers, they can reduce pace when necessary....but a slow medium is limited he can't increase pace when necessary...and when a paver cuts down pace he will look as accurate as the limited pace guys....you decide what is advantageous...