Bangladesh pace bowling : speed comparison with sub-continent pacers
I am quite impressed to see the average speed of Shafiul, Shahadat and Rubel trio. While Rubel is regularly clocking mid 140 KPH, Shafiul is not too far behind at high 130 to low 140 KPH. Our Shahadat after mighty grunts can reach up to 132-134 KPH with average speed around mid 120.
I think the speed is there and if they can control their line and length and add few variations, Bangladesh will have a good enough pace attack to challenge opposition in any condition. Shahadat and Shafiul actually has good variations, now it's up to Rubel to learn the trade properly.
The speed with which Indian seamers are bowling are very much comparable to our bowlers. Shafiul and Rubel are in fact tad quicker than Sreesanth and Zaheer. Ishant is at par with Shafiul, Rubel is probably the quickest among the lot.
Now if we look at other sub-continent pacers, I don't think we are too far behind in terms of speed.
Kulasekera - Average mid 120 with highest speed in the range of mid 130
Welegedera - Average low 130 and highest mid 140
Thushara - Average mid 120 and highest mid 130.
Pakistani pacers have better average speed than other sub-continent pacers, but that was always the case. However, Asif and Gul bowls in the range of high 120 to high 130, not too far ahead of our bowlers while Mohammd Aamer regularly clocked 140 Ks with intelligent variations.
Last edited by Miraz; January 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM..