Interesting - I've never seen McGrath reverse-swing the ball.Originally posted by JohnnyA
MaGrath plays to his limitations brilliantly:
He adjusts his pace very subtley.
He's tall and bowls from a great angle stump to stump.
He adjusts his line ... moving in and out outside the off stump, much like a baseball pitcher controlling the inside and outside of the plate.
He always maintains pressure.
He can cut he ball either way.
He can reverse-swing the ball.
He has a great short pitched delivery that is always 5 mph faster than normal.
He can bowl long spells because he has the most economical and mechanically sound action in world cricket (hence few injuries) ...
He's the perfect 80 mph bowler