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Fast Bowling

A Presentation of Fast bowling. The history, current trends, and the various types of it are discussed with some cool pictures of legendary pacers, who shattered the stumps, literally. !!

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Fast Bowling

  1. 1. By S.Nandha Kumar 2010111038
  2. 2.  Introduction  History of Fast Bowling  Categorization and Technique  Prime Focus  Variations  Fitness concern  Legendary pairs  Conclusion
  3. 3.  Pitches Uncovered – Un even Bounce  Minimal/No Field Restrictions  No protective gear for Batsmen  Douglas Jardine - 1932-33 Harold Larwood – Body line attack  Aggressiveness  Emotional Attachment – WI  Best period – 1970-1990
  4. 4.  Fast – 146+ kmph  Medium fast – 130-139 kmph  Grip, Run up, Action - Bowling arm straight, Side on/Chest on, Follow through  Line and Length – Off theory
  5. 5.  Speed or Line and Length ??  Combination of a good action, timing, rhythm and energy  Studying the Batsmen  Mental Fitness  Calmness Inside Aggression outside  Become Strong  Bowling and running - major parts of training
  6. 6.  Strike Bowling › Bouncers › Yorkers › Slow ball  Seam Bowling › Cutters – Off cutters/Leg cutters  Swing Bowling › Out swing, In swing, Reverse Swing  Intimidatory Bowling
  7. 7.  High Work Load  Extreme pressure on feet, back and the shoulder  Knee, Toe and Hamstring injuries  Shoulder injury  To overcome injuries › Monitoring the action and making changes if necessary › Balanced workouts and staying Calm and Positive
  8. 8.  Pace, skill, accuracy, aggression, courage and Calmness are what make a good fast bowler.  Players › Too many tournaments IPL,BPL, SLPL, etc., › Less Rest – More Injuries › Character and Attitude › Controversies  As the art of fast bowling seems to be in terrible decline, serious steps should be taken by all cricketing nations to revive the bowling standard by grooming and nurturing the young talent in a gentle manner.

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