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    Fast bowlers in tests?

    How do fast bowlers in test bowl so many overs? some times they have to bowl 30-40 overs in an innings, how do they cope with physical pressure of bowling so many overs??

    Also often i have seen these fast bowlers get tired really quickly in a ODI or a 20/20 match, but then how can they bowl for so long in tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaeedAnwar View Post
    How do fast bowlers in test bowl so many overs? some times they have to bowl 30-40 overs in an innings, how do they cope with physical pressure of bowling so many overs??

    Also often i have seen these fast bowlers get tired really quickly in a ODI or a 20/20 match, but then how can they bowl for so long in tests?
    They don't. That's why you see every second major fast bowler nowadays suffering from sudden loss in form or fitness. In the 80s schedules weren't so tight and training mostly focused on staminas rather than building muscle so fast bowlers were more capable of bowling longer spells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    They don't. That's why you see every second major fast bowler nowadays suffering from sudden loss in form or fitness. In the 80s schedules weren't so tight and training mostly focused on staminas rather than building muscle so fast bowlers were more capable of bowling longer spells.
    Partly true and i could be wrong it depends on the team. A WI team of the 80s there fast bowlers im assuming bowled considerably less overs because there were so many quality ones that there team didnt have to always 'throw' the ball to ne one bowler over and over again (see Richard Hadlee).

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    a couple of factors..firstly as has been mentioned by subshakerz already, it now results in loss in form or fitness.
    However factor is, they dont always bowl 30 overs or more..they usually have spinners and medium pacers in the team who can do the bulk of the bowling, so they bowl about 20 overs.

    Having said that, fast bowlers who have to bowl for longer spells often break down after a test series. A classic example is Shoaib Akhtar who had to bowl really long spells against India in the 2004 series and broke down soon after and was not fit until the Australia series in late 04.


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    ........ in the style of fiery fred, god rest his soul :-

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaeedAnwar View Post
    How do fast bowlers in test bowl so many overs?
    Pick up the ball. Find the end of their run. Run in. Bowl. Collect the ball from the fielder who throws it back to them. Repeat this six times to complete an over (unless you're stupidly careless enough to overstep).

    Repeat this process however many times per innings required...............

    Simple really.
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