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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spin Bowling

Spin bowling is a wonderful art in cricket, where one needs to know how to control the amount of revolutions given to the ball. In International Cricket we can see many players trying spin bowling in part-time basis. From this many ppl are thinking that spin bowling is much easier than pace bowling . For any bowler the main thing is line and length, but for spinners in addition to these things the ability to bowl long and tidy spells is also an essential one. 

For a spinner the encouraging thing is beating the batsmen in flight.The best thing they can do in pitches outside subcontinent is contain the batsmen and pile up the pressure in one-side and let the pacemen attack from the other side and grab wickets. In these pitches slip and short leg are a must for a spinner. Now and then the spinners too take wickets with the bounce available in the wicket and the turn which they can get on the fourth and final day. The final and penultimate day pitches in any test match favours the spinners.

In sub-continental wickets spinners play a major role in deciding a team's fate than pacers . Most of the sub-continental pitches are made for spinners since all sub-continental teams have spinners leading bowling attack. Here the pitch starts turning right from day one and as the match progresses the pitches ll bcome a ranked turner. In these pitches the spinners need to flight the ball as much and need to get the purchase out of the wicket . Also the captain needs to attack with closing men around the bat, so that the pressure can b applied. 

In ODI's the job of a spinner changes depending on the situation of the game. Now a days the spinners are bowling lot flatter in the limited version of the game which makes them to b played easily. For a spinner to survive in international cricket now a days he needs to b having variety in his bowling. For an offie doosra is a weapon which can get him wicket and make him unpredictable and now a days some offies are bowling theesra which i have no idea :P. For a leggie they are developing the art of googly and flippers which provides them with the variety.

Controlling a leggies in not a easy one. So i would rate the "Spin Wizard" Shane Warne ahead of the "Legendary" Muttiah Muralitharan.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012



... 3 ...
    The first night out which i experienced was going to a mokka movie GhostRider-2 . Without having any plans to go to movie v went to andhra mess and while crossing ags one of my friend initiated the movie plan. After having a heavy dinner v got tickets for the movie and started to cheer as soon as the movie name came on screen. We are in the thought that it 'll be full of action sequences as like its previous version. Once the movie started one of my friend started to sleep and the rest of us were seeing the movie for the only reason that we payed 120rs for the movie :P The movie got over by 1'o clock. OMR road which will be full of traffic during most of time is empty. We were waiting a lift for more than half an hour. Fortunately a taxi driver gave lift from Navalur to colege and we reached college by 2'o clock.
    This time we planned and booked ticket for the over-hyped movie "3" for a song "Y this Kolaveri di". As usual we finished our dinner in andhra mess and took bus to navalur and reached theatre on time for movie. The movie experiecne is a mixed one as movie is good in some parts and mokka in some parts. This time we somehow got a share-auto till kelambakkam and after reaching kelambakkam we thought of taking a walk till college. Me along with 5 of my friends started our journey with a photo taken in centre of road, hearing songs and talking silly stuffs within ourself. It took more than an hour to reach college still the walk is simply nice.
    This is the third nightout for the movie "OK OK". After finishing our dinner we came to ags. This time it's a b'day treat of one of my friend and we booked the tickets already. We ppl cheered for almost all the scenes of movie. The movie is an entertainer so we ppl njoyed the movie to the core. Once the movie got ovr we got an share-auto to kelambakkam and had a walk to college. The difference to the previous outing is the no.of ppl's. This time the count is 8.
    So sad to say all these kind of njoyments are going to get over very soon... Life as a college student rocks tat too as an ssnite its simply gorgeous. Thank u SSN for changing my life :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Test Cricket -A Beauty !!

The oldest and the most exciting form of cricket... It's the test for a player's temperament and his technique... Playing test cricket is not a easy task,since one need to be 100% fit so that he can withstand the wear and tear which his body will face over the five days of match... Test cricket is the most interesting form of cricket since both batsmen and bowlers can dominate in the same match..

The  import thing for a batsmen to succeed in test arena is to apply all the skills which he possess and play out session by session... For a bowler to succeed he needs to have a lot of patience and make the batsmen play as many deliveries as possible.. Also a bowler needs to put the ball in right areas consistently and needs to ask questions in batsmen's mind constantly..

Conditions vary from country to country... In England ball will seam and swing around a lot. so batsmen needs to b moving their feet to counter the swing to b successful in these conditions. Also a bowler needs to bowl full in length to get the movement that can trouble the batsmen.. In Australia there 'll b seam and bounce so the batsmen needs to be good in their back-foot strokes and also they need to be good in front-foot too. A blower needs to bowl  slightly back of length deliveries... In SA the pitches 'll b lightning quick.. In NewZealand the pitch condition changes depending on the weather conditions prevailing at that season.

In sub-Continent many pitches are flat and dead tracks,some tracks will take spin and provide tough situation for players from other part of the world. (Fast)Bowlers need to bowl their heart out to get some purchase from the wicket.
Whereas there'll be plenty of purchase for the spinners.

A good batsmen is one who will play in all tracks without difficulty. A good bowler is one who can adopt to all pitch conditions and adjust his line and length quickly. Now a days people are getting attracted to T-20 a lot. T-20 destroys cricket. It is just a commercial form of cricket.It is just about hitting the ball. U can even succeed in t20 without skills and techniques... There wont be any respect for bowlers.

Youngsters need to play test cricket before getting into national team. Now a days chances are given depending on t20 performances. A player who has done well in domestic test tournament needs to be given the chance ahead of a t20 player. Also the pitches used for domestic circuit needs to be laid in international standards so that players can cope up to the international tracks easily :)