Don't like his bowling action...love his run up though. Very balanced.
Someone post a pic. Looked nothing like Bond a few years ago.
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Oh God. This is the kind of thread that Scaly spots on the forum and practically creams himself in excitement even before he opens it.
I have something for Scaly.
James Franklin fans won't like it though.
I'm waiting til there's a photo of Benny on cricinfo so I can avatar him.
The next Shane Bond?
When's he due to breakdown?
promising but no bond. too much of a yuking action can see a bit of bob willis in him.
I thought I heard Danny Morisson saying that he was clocked in Queensland in the high 140's/low 150's during the EPT, so I would imagine that once he gets back to a more comfortable climate we'll see him bowling an extra yard faster. Other than the pace though, he was pretty much what I always imagined him to be. Big, strong, erratic and...kinda dumb. His ploy of bowling yorkers in his first spell was very odd, given a good back of a length would've been very challenging at his pace.
It'll be hard for him if he's picked in the tests against India. I would prefer if we waited and debuted him against Pakistan at home. But there's no doubt that a bowler with his pace and ability to swing it might be a useful player one day. Big might though.
I didn't think he was meaning to bowl yorkers - just think he was over pitching due to nerves and not having that much rhythm.
With an action like that his accuracy and speed will depend very much on how 'in the zone' he is feeling. First ball 143k's - well once he is feeling comfortable he'll easily get much quicker.
Bennett has the ball on a string. Of course he meant to bowl yorkers.
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