Page 13 of 23 FirstFirst ... 31112131415 ... LastLast
Results 181 to 195 of 339

Thread: Battle of the Best Bowling Action

  1. #181
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,089
    And the winners & through to the next round are......



    Total points:

    Bond 32 points
    Bishop -25
    Sami- 22
    Zahid - 13


    Shane Bond






    &

    Ian Bishop



    Sami & Zahid eliminated

  2. #182
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,089

  3. #183
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    12,741
    Dev
    Saqi
    Gough
    Hogg

  4. #184
    Cricketer Of The Year Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,865
    Dev
    Gough
    Saqi
    Hogg
    Last edited by Agent Nationaux; 13-01-2013 at 07:15 AM.


  5. #185
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    807
    1) Gough... loved, loved, loved his action and was one of the first actions i tried to copy in my youth
    2) Kapil
    3) Saqlain
    4) Hogg

  6. #186
    State Vice-Captain karan316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    India
    Posts
    1,005
    I think Steve Waugh had one of the best bowling actions ever, he made it look so easy and effortless.
    Steve Waugh bowls Brian Lara with a beauty - Australia v West Indies at Mohali 1996 World Cup - YouTube
    Is this your homework Larry?

  7. #187
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    21,766
    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    I think Steve Waugh had one of the best bowling actions ever, he made it look so easy and effortless.
    Steve Waugh bowls Brian Lara with a beauty - Australia v West Indies at Mohali 1996 World Cup - YouTube
    thanks to kapur for uploading this request
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

  8. #188
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    21,766
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Dev
    Saqi
    Gough
    Hogg
    This

  9. #189
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,089
    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    I think Steve Waugh had one of the best bowling actions ever, he made it look so easy and effortless.
    Steve Waugh bowls Brian Lara with a beauty - Australia v West Indies at Mohali 1996 World Cup - YouTube
    Thanks will add Steve Waugh

  10. #190
    International 12th Man AndyZaltzHair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,707
    Kapil
    Gough
    Saqi
    Hogg
    Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
    You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.

  11. #191
    School Boy/Girl Captain cricmahanty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    India
    Posts
    132
    Kapil
    Gough
    Saqlain
    Hogg

    If it were to be Bradley Hogg however, I'd have had him at the top of the pile. What beautiful, rhythmical Chinaman action.

    Coming to the four in question though, they'd all very lovely bowling actions. Kapil looked harmless, by a fast bowler's standards, with that run-up and easygoing release of his, but only if you were a batsman facing up to him would you truly know how deceptive that harmless image of him was.

    Gough's action was one I used to imitate very often during my childhood. So very easy to replicate and perform on a consistent basis. A simple action yet an effective one.

    The beauty, or rather the easiness of Saqlain's bowling action can be gauged from the fact that over the recent few years, it has become perhaps the most copied off-spinner's bowling action ever. The key to it being so cunning was how his bowling arm would create a dipping arc which made it near close to impossible for the batsman to judge the length correctly. Moin's "Cmon Saqi" chants behind the stumps added to the charm behind the whole thing, on a side note.

    Haven't seen much of Rodney Hogg's bowling apart from checking out the odd video on Youtube but he does seem to have a pretty good bowling action for a fast bowler.
    Last edited by cricmahanty; 13-01-2013 at 11:28 AM.

  12. #192
    Cricketer Of The Year The Sean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,518
    A much stronger round than a lot of the others so far IMO.

    Gough
    Kapil
    Hogg
    Saqlain
    Member of the Twenty20 is Boring Society

    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    C'mon Man U.
    RIP Craigos

  13. #193
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    45,256
    Gough's leap to the crease was thrilling to behold, but I'm willing to bet was directly responsible for his knee problems in his later career.

    Kapil had a very easy, fleunt action. It was never going to generate express pace, but neither did it flog the body like some seamers' actions.

    Whilst reserving no doubts about the probity of Saqlain's action (which perhaps makes him unique for doosra bowlers), it was all slightly too busy and rushed to be one to be savoured for the classists amongst us.

    Kapil Dev
    Hogg
    Gough
    Saqlain
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "I don't believe a word of Pietersen's book, but then I don't believe a word anyone else has said either."
    - Simon Barnes renders further comment on KP's autobiography superfluous in a sentence

  14. #194
    International Captain wellAlbidarned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    away from the palms
    Posts
    6,400
    Gough
    Dev
    Hogg
    Saq
    Exit pursuing a beer

  15. #195
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,089
    And the winners & through to the next round are......



    Total points:

    Kapil Dev -33 points
    Gough -27
    Mushtaq- 17
    Hogg- 13


    Kapil Dev






    &

    Darren Gough






    Mushtaq & Hogg eliminated
    Last edited by Zinzan; 14-01-2013 at 04:58 AM.

Page 13 of 23 FirstFirst ... 31112131415 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Fast bowling actions: side-on vs. front-on
    By LongHopCassidy in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-01-2013, 06:31 AM
  2. Battrick
    By James in forum Battrick
    Replies: 2450
    Last Post: 18-12-2012, 03:55 AM
  3. my team
    By bugssy in forum Battrick
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: 18-04-2007, 06:00 AM
  4. Archived [18/10/06] : Battrick
    By DJellett in forum Battrick
    Replies: 10623
    Last Post: 17-10-2006, 12:20 PM
  5. **Official** Club Cricket (8-9)
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum CW Offseason Club Cricket
    Replies: 742
    Last Post: 08-09-2005, 07:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •