Re: Re: Re: What makes a good bowler?
Originally posted by Richard
Phenominal game that - and in it England (Caddick esp.) were succesful with the old West Indian strategy of bang-it-in, Ambrose and Walsh with the English tack of pitch-it-up-seam-it.
However, looking at the second-innings wickets:
Campbell cuts Caddick to third-man. Poor stroke to a poor ball.
Hinds is given out when hit on the shoulder and the helmet.
Griffith is caught by Stewart of a Gough leg-cutter.
Lara is caught at gully off Caddick by one that seams away.
Chanderpaul is again given out incorrectly.
Jacobs is caught at slip off Caddick's scrambled-seam ball.
Adams is trapped lbw by Cork's inswinger.
Ambrose is caught off the gloves by Ramprakash for a third time.
Rose chips one from Cork that holds up on the pitch.
King is trapped lbw hitting across the line.
That innings might have been charecterised by Caddick banging it in, but only one wicket (and two more thanks to Umpiring error) were actually from short-balls.
Yeah, but it's not always the short ball that takes the wicket ... but that's not to say it didn't cause the wicket.
Reapeated short of a length bowling makes the fuller pitched ball all the more deadly. It's hard to tell just by looking at the actual dismissals. Good bowlers set up the batsman. A rash shot or misplayed ball is often the consquence of good pressure and build up bowling.
Last edited by JohnnyA; 25-10-2003 at 06:21 AM.