How do you bowl really really fast?
Well, I'm gonna try and explain what I mean, I basically don't play cricket a lot(but watch it regularly) cuz I'm Canada and never really tried to join a league, club etc, so only just play maybe 3-4 times a month in summer with a few of my cousins/friends with tapeball. But just last two days after a long time I went to play and my cousins now play some other guys( some of those guys play with hard ball I think) so I got one over after pleading for a while and got hit for 3 sixes, two of when I tried to bowl it with the ball in like all four fingers i think, my way of bowling a cutter except it just always goes straight, bounces a bit more that way than my regular fast ball and goes a bit slower, pretty uselss maybe I can bowl it better on a real pitch but we were playing on a road. The other one of full toss when I tried to bowl legspin( 60% of time it's either full toss or just I can't bowl it properly and the ball drops within 5-6 steps from where I'm bowling, but when I get it right, it does turn a bit But anyway, so those guys bowl pretty fast, they're probably 7-8 years older, (Im 18 btw), so I think age is a factor obviously, btw we're from Pakistan, few were Benglali and one of them actually bowled as fast as Pollock, Asif, McGrath because I was wicket-keeping and it got to me within less than half a sec maybe around .3 of a sec somewhere around there, so anyway my question is how can I bowl as fast that guy? Please don't tell me about run-up, rhythm, stuff like that I know that makes a difference but getting those things right will make you a bit more quicker than you were before, I'm thinking about more like gym going there to build muscles, bigger chests etc would that help me to quickly increase my bowling speed, like being able to bowl maybe twice as fast very quickly? I hope someone can help here, maybe some bowler himself who knows how to bowl pace.
And does someone know a way to calculate your bowling speed, I've heard using a stopwatch and getting the time between when you deliver the ball and when it reaches the other end and calculating it that way, but would it be approximately the accurate result? I guess I can try few times and calculate the average. But anyway my first question is more important.