Originally Posted by Goughy
A thing of beauty
Indeed it is. I have decided to model my action somewhat on him because I feel that biomechanically, he does the most things right. The involves an ever so slightly angled run up against right handers to look to go in straight lines towards off stump (where I aim) but a front on action like Brett Lee. I have decided to go front on because I had a mixed action and was reading (and agreed with) an article in which Brett Lee suggests that it is much harder to change the base than the top half of the body. I also feel that my side on action means I completely overcomplicate things and lose the momentum in my run up, although the counter rotation does bring some pace.
It is hard to explain but I have been working on an alternate landing to bowl and was wondering whether it was the right thing to do, incidentally, this works better with a front on action:
Before, I just jumped, landed and bowled; all quite naturally. But now I have been practicing jumping, landing with the back leg down and the front leg high and then slamming the front leg down which in turn brings the back leg through. Is this the right way of going about it or is this just a new innovation of mine which doesn't achieve anything?