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    Swing bowling

    Are there any bowlers active today that can swing the ball in both direction at pace. By both ways i don't mean some one with out swing getting in swing due to reverse swing. I've seen praveen kumar swing both ways but that's just about it. Does anderson swing both ways?

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    Yes, Anderson can swing it both ways conventional and reverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mono View Post
    Are there any bowlers active today that can swing the ball in both direction at pace. By both ways i don't mean some one with out swing getting in swing due to reverse swing. I've seen praveen kumar swing both ways but that's just about it. Does anderson swing both ways?


    He can, but he still has preferences and needs certain conditions to make it happen.

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    Dale Steyn can move it both ways when he needs to, but his brilliance is that he can go for swing or crank up the pace depending on what's needed.

    There are a few, but one name I don't expect to be mentioned here is Ryan Sidebottom. For a sadly brief period of time he was world class.

    I rate PK as a swinger, incidentally. Think he deserves a go with a Duke when India come over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I rate PK as a swinger, incidentally. Think he deserves a go with a Duke when India come over here.
    Heh, maybe he could hook up with Charles and Camilla?

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    Zaheer can also swing it both ways. Although he is more of seam bowler than swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    Zaheer can also swing it both ways. Although he is more of seam bowler than swing.

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    Anderson and Zaheer.

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    Amir and Asif seem to be quite active off the field

    Can't recall Umar Gul in test matches but I think he does have the ability to swing the ball both ways
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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post


    He can, but he still has preferences and needs certain conditions to make it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    ftr that sentence was meant to be purely cricket related, funny how things work out

    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Dale Steyn can move it both ways when he needs to
    Doesn't he only have the out-swinger? Plus with some seam/cut in. But I never seen him swing it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post
    ftr that sentence was meant to be purely cricket related, funny how things work out


    n.
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    thanks for the responses.

    I'll take the forum's word on anderson, but i don't think zaheer & Steyn swing it both ways. They both have out swing, assuming they're bowling to right handers.

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    Haha remember him getting Vaughan like it was yesterday. So much lol.

    In answer to the question, Zaheer, Praveen and Anderson are the only guys who can do it consistently I think. Not sure if Steyn bowls much in-swing as opposed to just angling it in at high speed.
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