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    Wanna Be Test Quickie

    G'day all,
    I (as I have said on previous occasions) am 13 and am a wannabe test bowler for the Aussies. How would I do this, because I (and many others) believe I have great potential. What are some ways to get noticed? (rather than going onto the SCG, steal the ball and bowl). Also I was playing a T20 Selected Rep Game (best players) the other day and got 3/13 and bowled excellently. When I lay my hands on some video of my bowling, I will send it so you officianados can tell me what's what.

    Cheers, have a lovely evening

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    Shorten the run up and lose the histrionics post-delivery.

    On a serious note, your action looks reasonably smooth and rhythmical. Would like to see head-on footage.

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    My normal run is 18 steps, with seven short ones going back beyond hat to walk to get my rhythm. I'll try to get some head on footage. Also the hysterics were because it hit the bat but didn't carry to the keeper


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    I am not a pace bowler but I like your action it's quite smooth I would be keen to follow your career.

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    Nice action. I rarely play now but unfortunately my action is anything but textbook, it's like Tait's or MJ. Wasn't intentional by me, just happened. But I do bowl with heat, everyone comments on it.
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    Thanks heaps, I see the last 2 commenters are from The UK, if I play form Australia some day, I'm hopefully gonna obliterate your country
    Last edited by mrclack73; 17-01-2015 at 07:44 PM.

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    I'm not a coach so might be talking bollocks, but isn't your run up a tad long for 13?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclack73 View Post
    Thanks heaps, I see the last 2 commenters are from The UK, if I play form Australia some day, I'm hopefully gonna obliterate your country
    Well I support India and I assume Bleed Blue above me does too. Just don't hurt India, give them lovely freebies on flat tracks, enhance their reputation and pay packet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhoni_183* View Post
    Well I support India and I assume Bleed Blue above me does too. Just don't hurt India, give them lovely freebies on flat tracks, enhance their reputation and pay packet!
    That's right Skip I am an Indian fan, yeah make sure you bowl some fair dinkum stuff to us! I am guessing your ultimate goal would be to secure a deal with an IPL franchise just as some of the Australian greats have gone on to do.

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    I don't play nice! I would like to play in the IPL one day, but Australian cricket is my no 1 goal

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    Lol @ Indian fans giving advice on how to become a test match pacer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Lol @ Indian fans giving advice on how to become a test match pacer.
    The pitches here favour seam so not quite the same as a native Indian giving advice



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