99% of bowlers have to bring the ball down in front of the body during the downswing, its natural.
also heres a vid of shane bond in action - http://youtube.com/watch?v=buqjyjQfuCc
as you can see, He has a whippy action and certainly has the ball in front of his body during his downswing, as do most of the other bowlers i mentioned - McGrath, Donald, Steyn etc.
Only ones that dont that I can name are Edwards, Lee, Tait and Akhtar and Malinga, 5 out of god knows how many bowlers.
And concerning the speed, Lillee is wrong, again because Shane Bond can bowl 150km/h+.
Bond's arm is basically fully extended in front of his body during his downswing, so that proves Lillee wrong basically.
Last edited by bond21; 06-04-2008 at 12:02 AM.
Lol, it doesn't prove him 'wrong'. It was merely a pictoral comparison between a fast and slow bowler with several stages through the action and I saw a difference.
The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
well thats up for debate, if he says all fast bowlers never have the ball in front of them, then yea hes wrong.
I dont really understand what hes saying because nearly every single bowler gets the ball in front of them for the downswing, you cant avoid it unless you purposely bowl like Malinga or Tait or someone.
Theres Holding bowling, his arm goes in front of his body during the downswing like I said.
Are you sure this is what Lillee is talking about? You didnt misread it or anything?
Anyway Isolator if you can scan the pages with the article on it that would be awesome.
I don't know how many times I can say it, he didn't say it, it was just a pictoral comparison in which I noted a difference. On the topic of the subject, although it is not always possible for bowlers to avoid bringing the ball in front of them, I believe that bowlers should look to minimise the amount of time which it is infront of them as it brings the weight forward too early in the action which prevents an effective coiling of the action from leant back to bowling over the front leg at a straight position.
Last edited by Manee; 06-04-2008 at 01:33 PM.
I dont know what hes going on about.
#1 the diagrams are confusing...why does he think the 1st picture for group 2 is his back foot landing? He is clearly in mid air....
Yeah, and besides, who the hell bowls in their undies?
well whatever he cannot make clear diagrams...
To me it looks like you're slower through the crease than you are approaching it. Accelerating through the crease is good in my opinion. By this I don't mean running in like a maniac though.
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