Sourav Ganguly has bet on the fact that the raw pace of his side would help his kolkata knight riders win the tournament. I bet it was a slip of tongue, because Shane Bond is anything but raw pace. He is fast, he is rapid, but in every sense of the word, he has the line and the length to go with it – not the definition of raw pace.
However, moving on, it is not Bond that I talk about. It is the others in the side that Ganguly speaks about; most notably ishant sharma and ajit agarkar. By no stretch of imagination does Ishant possess raw pace any more. He does not even have the pace, forget the rawness. It is more of an old man with a walking stick bowling at 130 km/hr.
Agarakar is a story by itself. With an ability to crank it up to the 140 km/hr, he reminds me of mohammad sami. Hardly any built, but can bowl at a decent pace, and yet, bowls those one or two boundary balls an over.
With a line-up consisting of these two bowlers, I do not see how does Ganguly think the KKR side can win it this time. Do you think so?