Tbf his hair was different yesterday. Had the Bond floppy hair thing going on.
Bowling action is a spitting image of Kerry Walmsley's tbh. And I expect him to be about as good.
I hope for NZ's sake that I am wrong about his potential and that he turns out to be a winner.
Another bit of praise about Bennet just to make up for the criticism is that I thought he bowled very intelligently at the death. Bowling short to Bangers tail enders = two thumbs up.
There are exceptions to the rule btw - you can have a great action and not be great. I have always enjoyed watching Michael Mason bowl and think his action is super. He just seems to give up a four ball at the wrong moment. He is very nearly an international quality performer but not quite despite his action.
agreed on actions mckay does have a good action but bennett is quicker and a lot younger and can hopefully improve a lot. i don't think there is any more left to mckay than what we got allready.
After watching him play in the test.
1) I Am frustrated that he was picked if the selectors knew he was injury prone. I am sure he personally feels bad about this though.
2) He seems to like to try to bowl full pitched deliveries to top class batsman thinking he can clean bowl them. Gambhir is not going to miss a yorker if that is what he is trying to bowl. Next time you bowl please bowl just short of a good length in the corridoor of uncertainty.
3) Good pace.
Gets injured as often as Bond.
He's awesome though. See him nail Dravid in the head? Dravid's one of the best players in the world. That represents some pretty awesome skill right there. Plus he was economical and bowled really well I thought. Was ulucky not to get a wicket. For a first test on an unhelpful pitch he showed promise. Injury's the only concern.
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Don't think there's anything wrong with the odd full delivery, the yorker is not used frequently enough for my money in Tests these days. But it should be used pretty sparingly.
On the pace discussion, in his opening spell he displayed good pace, but thereafter his pace did drop quite a bit. I know in such opressive conditions its only natural,but it didn't surprise me when I saw how much effort goes into his action, and he charges in in his run-up.
He did show promise though I agree. Injury does seem a genuine concern, he seems to put a lot of stress and effort on his body in generating his pace.
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