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Old April 14, 2008, 04:13 PM
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Default Ajantha Mendis

really good spin bowler, has too many variations and watching his performance against WI, I was thinking what he could do against us, really scary player and another find for Sri Lanka, I wish we had a player like him now, he would be the missing piece......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HpVzhDXzmY
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Old April 14, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 2 84 60 3 3/39 3/39 20.00 4.28 28.0 0 0 0
First-class 19 35 3654 1615 111 7/37 10/74 14.54 2.65 32.9 10 7 1
List A 21 19 878 484 40 4/14 4/14 12.10 3.30 21.9 2 0 0
Twenty20 3 3 42 33 3 2/15 2/15 11.00 4.71 14.0 0 0 0
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Old April 14, 2008, 04:53 PM
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He's a slow medium bowler. Big brother of spin

He bowls 6 different deliveries in an over. Leg break, off spin, flippers, topspinners, googlies.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/wivs...er/268739.html

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Old April 14, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Wasim Akram of spin?
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Old April 14, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Murali II according to cricinfo. His got about 6 deliveries the WI commentators were saying. Off break bowler who has googly, flipper, doosra, etc.
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Old April 14, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Is there any particular name given to this type of bowler? According to the Sky sports coverage, he is a 'Right arm mystery spinner'..
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Old April 15, 2008, 01:44 AM
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I was impressed.
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Old April 15, 2008, 05:49 AM
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That's one of the most fantastic things I've ever seen.

His problem is that with his very obvious changes in grip and delivery, he telegraphs what he's about to bowl leaving the batsman plenty of time to adjust. Eventually, batsmen will find a way to deal with him.

But that said, it must take some serious concentration to face a bowler who can send down six completely different deliveries in every over. If he can find a way to be a bit more subtle, he's going to go on to take several hundred wickets...
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Old April 15, 2008, 06:56 AM
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Oh my word he even knows the vulcan grip, this is the slower ball that fast bowlers some times, by replacing the conventional seam position, holding the ball with the ring finger instead of the index finger.

Not only is there an unnoticeable change of pace, the ball does something very strange in flight, it sort of starts wobbling in mid flight and suddenly drops with gentle swing.

Seriously this is a killer of a delivery
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Old April 17, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Another Murali in the Making. They have brought him in at the right time, while Murali is still around.
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Old April 17, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Oh my word he even knows the vulcan grip, this is the slower ball that fast bowlers some times, by replacing the conventional seam position, holding the ball with the ring finger instead of the index finger.

Not only is there an unnoticeable change of pace, the ball does something very strange in flight, it sort of starts wobbling in mid flight and suddenly drops with gentle swing.

Seriously this is a killer of a delivery

We are lucky he is not playing against us right now. He would have taken all ten wickets in an innings. No other team does as good a job as Bangladesh as making superstars out of rising/marginal players.
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Old April 19, 2008, 03:43 AM
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So far i have seen him bowling
1. Traditinal offspin
2. DOOSRA-The way saqlain, harBhajan, muraLi bowls
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3. Traditional Leg spin
4. Googly - the way abdul qadir, mushtaq Ahmed bowled it
5. A fast straight delivery, not sure whether its a off spiners arm ball or leg spiners flipper
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Certainly a mystery bowler
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Old April 20, 2008, 03:46 AM
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The MaMuMe (Malinga-Murali-Mendis) combination of Lanka will be worth watching. Weird bowling actions at its very best.
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Old April 28, 2008, 01:36 AM
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Touted the next Murali. Exciting prospect here in Sri Lanka. Kalpage who is in charge of our Academy is said to have spent quite a bit of time with Mendis.
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Old July 7, 2008, 09:21 AM
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Default Ajantha Mendis!!

He deserves his own thead.

1. Flat Karachi track.
2. Bully Indian batting line (best in the world, that is what they {fan and media} say, especially against Spin)
3. In Powerplay (10th over to be exact).
4. Defending a total that is at best easy target.
5. Shewag on fire.
6. 76/1 on board in 9 overs already, Runrate 8.44 and Required RR 4.8 lol.
7. India in total control of the match and SL is almost at the brink of losing the finals.

Statement: Carrom balling 6-13 in 8 overs with a Maiden.

Game, set and match.
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Old July 7, 2008, 09:25 AM
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this guy is a magician
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Old July 7, 2008, 09:26 AM
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2. Bully Indian batting line (best in the world, that is what they {fan and media} say, especially against Spin)
The main fault was that they tried too hard to bully instead of playing normal cricket. Yuvraj and co are good enough on flat wickets against normal bowling, but when the going gets tough we need SRT and the other oldies.
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Old July 7, 2008, 09:40 AM
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According FTP Srilanka touring Bangladesh at the end of the year. This will be an M&M show.
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Old July 7, 2008, 09:46 AM
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So now they have two guys who can spin it on glass.

If Ajantha keeps this up, Muttiah might as well retire, because the spin department will be in good hands. If he doesn't, we might as well forget playing Sri Lanka in the next ten years.
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Old July 7, 2008, 10:01 AM
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In his two matches against BD in the Asia Cup, he had 10-1-34-0 and 7.3-0-29-2. Why are you guys intent on rating him on the basis of his batting against India and not against Bangladesh ?
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Old July 7, 2008, 11:14 AM
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In his two matches against BD in the Asia Cup, he had 10-1-34-0 and 7.3-0-29-2. Why are you guys intent on rating him on the basis of his batting against India and not against Bangladesh ?
He is just too good to be contained by the BD suicide batting lineup. Sooner or later he will have his five wicket haul against the pennerial stat-inflating punching bag.
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Old July 7, 2008, 11:57 AM
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The best thing about him is his military_medium_pacer action. Apart from the quick arm, he can bowl the off break, the googly and even the doosra with identical actions, which makes it extremely difficult for the batsman to predict which one's coming at him at any given time.

For a change, Dhoni did have a good excuse for looking technically miserable yesterday.
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Old July 7, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Why didn't he born in BD?
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Old July 7, 2008, 03:10 PM
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i like this guy...i hate murali, but i'm a fan of medis.
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Old July 7, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Why didn't he born in BD?
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