To see these tenderfoots make monkeys out of Jacques Kallis and Mahela Jayawardene this week has been a fillip and a half. More than a new Tendulkar, a new Gilchrist or a new Murali, what the game needs right now, in playing terms, is a new Marshall and a new Wasim - if only to confound the rumour that Dale Steyn is actually a Martian. In the Age of the Bat, nothing is likelier to correct the imbalance than a sudden eruption of bone-cracking, bottle-testing, timber-rattling twentysomethings.
I've seen Cummins bowl. And it looks like he can easily bowl around 145 every time. I am sure as time goes on he will only get faster (unless he gets Indi/Sri style coaching, where they tell him to do L&L). He also got a good change up.
Juanid Khan is the real deal . Can bowl yorkers at will and had Mohammed 'butter' Hafeez fingers not dropped those catches he could have easily got his second debut 5 fer against the Sri lankans.Consistently troubled Sangakkara. Not as good as Aamir though but again no one else comes close to Aamir.
Cummins is indeed a most promising prospect, but he's still just a kid. He got hammered yesterday by the Saffers but that happens to everyone now and then. We Aussies are hoping for great things from him, he has a nice run up and an excellent action so we are most hopeful, but only time will tell.
Originally Posted by Dilscoop
^ Ya, I'm surprised that a 19 years old even made the XI. That's hardly Aussie.
Quite right, it's unusual to be picked that young and indicative of his outstanding talent but it also reflects the fact that our current crop of bowlers are not all that great. If our attack was consistently working well he would have been made to wait longer. A reasonable comparison would be when Craig McDermott made his debut in 1985 at the age of 19, also at a time when our side was struggling.
I'm very excited about the young quicks...yes they will be often injured. But we seem to have a golden era of quicks again. Consider the following:
Steyn, Siddle, Gul, and Anderson are the elder statesmen and all 29 years old or younger.
Zaheer and Martin are on their last legs, but solid pacers who have a couple seasons left.
Then there is Broad, Roach, Bresnan, who are young and have lots of potential.
There there are the rookies who have loads of upside: Yadav, Aaron, Cummins, Pattinson, Bracewell, Brownlie.
The stocks look as good as they have in a long time. I hope they can all stay healthy and develop to their potentials.
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Pattinson returned and another one goes down. Like I said, they better start taking better care of these boys. There has to be a rotation policy for fast-bowlers, kinda like pitchers. In 3 match Test series, they should only play 2, skipping one in between. Even if he takes 20 wickets in those 2 matches. I'd rather have them be available for long run.
What about Wayne Parnell? He made some big noises when he first debuted during the T20 world cup I think. Hasn't been that effective lately, specially with so many good fast bowlers in RSA team you have to be A+ all the time. He's still young, so plenty of time left to grow as a bowler.
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While India has always struggled to produce good fast bowlers, 19 years old Gurinder Sandhu of Indian heritage is showing enough promise to be considered to represent Australia one day. Sandhu already represented Australia in the 2012 U-19 World cup. He has done well in this year's Big Bash League and got a 7 wicket haul on his first class debut against Victoria bowling alongside the likes of Doug Bollinger and Josh Hazelwood. He also took 4 wickets in the first innings of today's Shield match against South Australia. Although Sandhu is not as fast as Cummins, Pattinson or Starc he seems to be getting wickets bowling at around 135-140kmh. He has created significant interest among Australian cricket fans due to his Indian Heritage. His father Iqbal Sandhu, a Sydney taxi driver moved to Australia in the mid-80s.
Pak brings in yet another ... Mohd Irfan....guy is way above 7 ft ... Pretty deadly.
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