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Old December 11, 2012, 05:20 AM
jeesh jeesh is offline
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Thank you for elucidating my point jadukor. I am not saying we should unearth a Saleem Malik, Gavin Larsen or Chris Harris. Rather opt for pacers with good basics. For instance the step son of Bangladeshi cricket Nazmul Hossain. Maybe he doesnt have the pace of Abul Hasan, maybe he doesnt have the aggression of Shahadat. But there are very few BD bowlers who can bowl so accurately like him. Sri Lanka has many quick bowling options. But why do they opt for Kulasekera (Who has much less pace than our front line seamers)? Because he doesnt give anything away-he wont bowl too short, he wont give width. He ll guarantee 10 miserly overs-will be a perfect foil for a more attacking bowler. Chaminda Vaas is another example. In the latter part of his career he was bowling between 115-125 kph. He would never give any room for the batsman. When playing against such a bowler, a batsman has to come out of his comfort zone and attack.
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