Originally Posted by beshideshi
Yup Shakibrulz, I think this delivery was first used by Glenn McGrath, it was named the snail ball as it sort of stops on the batsman and has a huge dip. But this is perhaps too hard to master, otherwise we would have seen sever bowlers attempting this ball. Instead most of the pacers opt for the slower bouncers and other traditional slower deliveries.
If Shakib would only be a medium pacer...or give lessons on how to dip the ball drastically...LOL!
Originally Posted by shabbir
He has been shortlisted for England bowling coach in last summer after Otis Gibson's resign.It seems to
me he is somebody like John Buchanan,more theoretical and methodical.Hope it will work for BD
John Buchanan = Arguably the worst coach ever in the history of Intl cricket.
Hope Pont does well though. Apparently he helped a lot of bowlers like Steyn (in correcting his action IIRC)
One thing I am seriously looking forward to from Mr. Pont is him working with our slower bowlers as well. And by saying slower bowlers, I don't mean the spinenrs but our so called medium pacers who bowl snail-speed deliveries. I remember how Farhad Reza could skid the ball on low wickets...same as Syed Rasel, but unless conditions suit them, they are but grade school cricketers in the international arena.
If they can somehow be made into something like Steve Waugh was, a handy, seriously handy, breezy bowler, it would be awesome!
looks to be a good hoice. somebody with real coaching knowledge and experience. should be far far better than the kluseners, prasads or caddicks, who may have a better bowling career but dont have a coaching career
good luck Pont. i just feel he will make Shahadat a lethal bowler.
anyway, just for fun "HOW MUCH MORE PACE DOES SHAHADAT HOSSAIN RAJIB NEEDS TO SACRIFICE TO ACHIEVE HIGHER ACCURACY ???"
Originally Posted by Eshen
With Point as the coach, you may see our fast bowlers building up more muscles than building up their pace!
Here is a video of Atul Sharma -
Surprisingly, Sharma had very poor endurance. He was always mired with injuries and never appeared for a professional game (does that have to do anything with those excessive workouts?!).
I dunno what happened with the guy but Ian then occured to me as a man who was desperate for some publicity. Probably I'm wrong because things didn't work out as he thought and Atul turned out to be a failure or something, God knows.
Anyways he has good coaching experience, and has good reputation (other than this atul sharma fiasco) to back him. So lets see how things pan out.
This guy is actually sick, i'm from england heard of his book aswell, a member here once said he wanted pont as our couch, he said it would be unrealistic!!! but look his wish came true!! inshallah he does a good job!! the bowler he was training with in one of the pictures "jahid ahmed" he is a british bengali player
What a great hire!! Happy to see also that people are pleased with this signing..much better signing him then Klusener..seems like he's got a lot of experience coaching..hopefully Rubel and Shafiul become even faster with this coach..
I would of preferred pollock but that's only because he used to be one my favourite bowerls, but everyone deservers a chance and I'm looking foward to sm of his techniques he is going to use however two years in Netherlands and they didn't see that many results, only person I can think of is derk nannes but I do t know if he coached him
^ doubt it. As far as I know, Nannes is made in Australia. He only played for Netherland because he didn't get a call up in the Australian national team. So I doubt he practiced too much with the dutch team. He would probably join them a few days before the games and than leave.
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