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    'I've Regained My Rhythm' says Irfan Pathan.

    I've regained my rhythm:

    CHENNAI, June 1: Out-of-favour seamer Irfan Pathan on Friday said that he has regained his rhythm and believes he is on the right track for a comeback to international cricket.

    "I am back to my usual bowling rhythm. You see the light in my face. I am happy to come back to the Academy to take corrective measures." an excited Pathan said at the end of his six-day training at the MRF Pace Foundation, from where he rose to be an international player.
    http://cricket.indiatimes.com/I_have...ow/2092911.cms

    Very good news, I won't say anything too excited until I see him perform, but his action needs rhythm and when he bowled in the world cup warm up games, he had the rhythm of someone who had never bowled before with his front arm staying up too long. A disasterous thing, let me tell you, but that usually only affects my first few sessions of a season.

    He is India's most promising all round prospect since he can open the bowling at over 82mph (at his best) and averages 27 with the bat in Tests and about 25 (with a healthy strike rate of 80) in ODIs.
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    Those averages have to be taken with a pinch of salt, though, given how badly they're thrown out by substandard sides being included in them.
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    Perhaps a grain of salt. Let's take the minnows out then.

    Test Cricket
    Batting @ 29, Bowling @ 45

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    Batting @ 24, Bowling @ 28

    Looks like Pathan is handy with the bat in both forms, a solid one-day all-rounder, a good one-day bowler and a dire test bowler. Nothing new in that ...

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    Any comments about the article? At least he wasn't gonna be bowling 70-75mph all the time. I would really like to know what the technical help is, anyone have any idea what it was?


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    What Irfan Pathan says and what is actually true could be two completely different things. Still, it can only be good if Pathan comes back into some form and regains his rhythm as it adds so much more to the Indian team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    What Irfan Pathan says and what is actually true could be two completely different things. Still, it can only be good if Pathan comes back into some form and regains his rhythm as it adds so much more to the Indian team.
    Yes, an opening bowler who can bat is brilliant. But he should really be played as a bowler who can score runs at 7 or 8, definately not as an all rounder.

    On another note, MRF makes tyres and yet they have put their name to the biggest pace foundation in India and to bats which they don't make...interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Yes, an opening bowler who can bat is brilliant. But he should really be played as a bowler who can score runs at 7 or 8, definately not as an all rounder.
    He is a genuine all-rounder though, and will more than likely bat at #7 in a full strength Indian Test team. I am not, and have never been a fan of shuffling him up and down the order. Making him open the batting or coming in at first drop has only confused him as to what his real role in the team is IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Perhaps a grain of salt. Let's take the minnows out then.

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    Batting @ 29, Bowling @ 45

    ODI Cricket
    Batting @ 24, Bowling @ 28

    Looks like Pathan is handy with the bat in both forms, a solid one-day all-rounder, a good one-day bowler and a dire test bowler. Nothing new in that ...
    I don't think he's a "good" ODI bowler at all - because of his economy-rate. Handy with the bat in both forms, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Any I would really like to know what the technical help is, anyone have any idea what it was?
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    "I am back to my usual bowling rhythm. You see the light in my face"

    Haha I'm so using that.

    I hope Pathan comes good one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    On another note, MRF makes tyres and yet they have put their name to the biggest pace foundation in India and to bats which they don't make...interesting.
    Its called successful advertising. Their Waugh, Tendulkar and Lara campaign was a whopping success.

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    India's playing Dinesh Mongia in that slot. If he gets his act together soon, the bar is quite low for the ODI team at the moment.

    Pathan-Powar-Zaheer-2 of Munaf/Sreesanth/RP/Piyush may make an acceptable lower order & five bowlers.

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    Seems quite technical...

    Sekar, head coach, MRF Pace Foundation, Said, "we worked on his run-up. His shoulders were swaying and he was not able to control his body movement. We worked on him moving from smaller steps to bigger strides."

    Sekar added, "his load-up was in the same leg as his bowling arm. The load-up was early. We shifted him from a left leg load up to a right leg load up. This has cut out the twisting of his top half. His front arm is now straighter. I always felt Irfan could come out of the problem. A smooth run-up and the load-up on the right leg is the answer. His methods are more efficient now. He is bowling much quicker. He has been corrected up to 95 per cent."
    http://www.hindu.com/2007/06/02/stor...0206512200.htm

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    On another note, MRF makes tyres and yet they have put their name to the biggest pace foundation in India and to bats which they don't make...interesting.
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    But MRF has gone one further into sponsering a pace foundation.

    But that is off topic.

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