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    Nathan Bracken - Better as a LM or a LFM?

    When does Bracken bowl better? I have always thought its impossible to score runs of this guy when he bowls medium pace with the keeper standing up close to the stumps. And I have seen him being hit for a few runs in his initial overs when he bowls Fast medium with the keeper standing back with the slip cordon. When does he look better as a bowler? LM or LFM?
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    I always thought his left armers worked better than his right armers. No matter what pace he operates at.

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    Pretty dumb question considering he's a left armer.

    Oh, and he's rubbish at the death but superb with the new ball. So that should answer your question.

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    Is there a suicide emoticon available?

    Till one is made, /wrists.

    Question fixed.

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    I've changed the thread title for you. I've had my laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    I've changed the thread title for you. I've had my laugh.
    Thanks.

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    He bowls well never mind

    SLA or SLC or LMF or LFM or LM or LF
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    Right now, Bracken's LM = Left arm mud, and his LFM = Left arm ****ing mud.

    Not bowling well atm, imo.
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    Gilchrist used to stand up to the stumps to Bracken when he was bowling both medium-paced cutters and fast-medium seam, as long as he wasn't bowling with the new-ball where it was really swinging.

    Only time he ever has the wicketkeeper standing back is when he's bowling swing with the new-ball.

    Complicated thing is that Bracken is actually more than capable of bowling genuinely fast - he just doesn't do it very often.
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    One thing that really can't be denied is that the whole left-arm around the wicket cutters thing has worked remarkably well for Nath Bracken for a long time. That said, he seems to bowl them better at the death if he's had a decent new-ball spell.

    Quite amazing how annoyed people get when he shortens his run-up, though. It's a negative style of bowling in that he's not explicitely looking for wickets but it's got him plenty over the last few years and is usually quite effective at putting the brakes on. Burgey's post spot-on, I reckon.
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