Wow. Good catch
Wow. Good catch
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
Weird how Kanhai comes out to open in the second innings in both the games
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So what do you make of Fazal's action ORS?
To me his action is a little round armed, and there is not much follow through at all. To take all those wickets Fazal must have put a lot of 'work' on the ball as he seems about medium-fast. He has been compared to Alec Bedser and I reckon that comparison is about right.
Khan Mohammad seems quicker than Fazal, and you can tell that he's trying for outswing, or maybe a leg-cutter in the deliveries we saw. His head leaning over to the left during the run-up is quite distinctive.
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Contemporary comments about Fazal's action describe him as ungainly and frankly the footage appears to bear that out. On action alone Khan M looks the better bowler. I get the impression that everything in Fazal's run up and action serve the purpose of getting the balance right and supple work on the ball to get the cut and swing that made him a demon. I think he averaged about 38 in that WI series with the bulk coming in Trinidad which had a matting wicket back then, I think.
Fazal was a great bowler on the mat but he could still be deadly on turf as his performance against England proves. I just think he needed a little bit in the pitch to work his stuff. The pitches in this series seemed a little too good for him (and the other bowlers tbf).
Found that footage of Fazal and Khan on youtube - less cumbersome than the other format.
Some great footage of Ernie McCormick, Bill O'Reilly, and Bill Voce bowling - although very brief. McCormick seems really quick and has Hammond caught while fending one to short-square. O'Reilly's delivery is interesting as the Umpire doesn't seem to mind him overstepping by a good half metre. What the?
'twas the days of the back foot no ball law which eventually caused the 1950s dragging controversy
Was that the Gabba ?
Where was the dog track ?
Fazal relied on 'making the ball talk' and variations than pace. Averaging probably around 127-128 with 130 KPH max with that action of his. A lot slower than I thought initially. Khan Mohammad was the first out and out fast bowler from Pakistan. Similar comparison can be made of Amar Singh and Nissar. Nissar was probably the fastest from sub continent.
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Fazal probably like the Asif of his era. Wonder if he preferred keepers to stand over the stumps?
Fazal may have been even slower. Medium fast according to Pakistanis.
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What's the difference between medium fast and fast medium?
Hard to say but with his skill set you'd think he'd be able to exert even greater pressure on the batsman by getting his keeper to stand up to him. At my guess of his speed I can't see any reason why he would ever need a keeper standing back. From the view the film allows he seems like he his putting a lot of wrist work on the ball which would be a surprise for me as I thought he was a kind of very fast offie. Maybe he was just trying to get some leg cutters going.
A terrific bowler and the first time I've ever seen him after reading so much of him. He almost came to Australia in 1947 and was even selected before politics prevented him touring. There were occasions that season when weather gave bowlers an even chance and provided Fazal one or two occasions where he could have picked up a haul of wickets.
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