ok, this thread might need to be moved to cricket chat or deleted or something as it's not exactly a cry for help, more just a general discussion about players with interesting actions or who are deceptively quick/slow, etc.
There are a couple of international cricketers in particular who bemuse me with the pace they are able to extract.
Agarkar- despite being much maligned, he can bowl around 140kph quite regularly. This is despite being, if I am not mistaken, EXTREMELY small of stature- he looks to me to be about 5'7'' and must weigh next to nothing. Furthermore, he doesn't even run up fast- as a matter of fact, he has one of the most ponderous approaches to the wicket I've seen, he just ambles in. Furthermore, there are no great theatrics to his action, it is very compact, no great exertion at all. So how does he do it? What am I missing? What does Ajit have that the rest of us could never replicate?
Sreesanth- Same thing, another short and slender Indian pacer bowling 140kph plus. Now, I don't know if it's just me, but Sreesanth's action looks all wrong. It looks very "wobbly" somehow- the arm doesn't really seem to whip through, and I think that's because he seems, to me at least, to not use his left arm properly. The whole thing seems out of sync, yet this little man bowls 90mph. Why? How? It's not fair!
Anyone else got anything similar to add? I myself am 22 years old, 179cm, 85kg, and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to bowl fast all my life. I have no idea how fast I bowl but would like to think I'm at least over 100kph ffs. I'm about at a pace where when I play social grade indoor cricket I'm generally one of the quickest bowlers, and I'd probably be regarded as "briskish medium pace" if I played club 4th grade or something like that.