Originally Posted by Spooony
Tell that potent bowlers of the past they can only bowl 2 bouncers a over. Big difference when a batsman face pace where 6 balls can be directed at his body with protection thinner than a always Ultra pad. That is why they racked up those wickets. Todays world tail enders would stand up to them.
Then I wonder if Bradman had all the batting equipment today and Tendulkar or any modern bat when the sweetspot is almost the whole bat, and you tell him only 2 bouncers alowed? He will bat whole year in fact I bet right now he slapping Jesus around upstairs and thinking to himself how he was born 60 to 70 years too early.
Those express pace of yester year relied on beating reflexes and threat of injury. Today most of it is taken away what you sit with. Larwood bowling a 150k thunderbolt going at 300k's to the boundary. The faster the bowl the further they travel
Not sure I understand what your point is here.
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.