Originally Posted by Noble One
Remeber Brett Swain? Short run up and would hardly give the batsmen an inch in limited overs cricket. Made it so hard to score runs off, and yet little chance in gaining a wicket bowling at 120k's.
Yeah; he was one of the old "new ball specialist" bowlers, who'd bowl their ten out up front and then go for a rub-down at the twenty over mark. You don't see nearly as many of them the world over anymore; I think it's partly because teams like to use spinners and part-time in the middle overs as to lengthen their batting lineup and therefore need their opening bowlers to bowl at the death as well. The main reason is probably just the way opposition batting lineups pace their innings though; you can't just get away with bowling accurate length up front anymore.