BOWLERS

  • Sri Lanka identifies 85 school bowlers with suspect action 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country. The bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Thursday. Sri Lanka boasts of a strong schools cricket...
  • Watch: 'I'm only joking mate!' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn terrifies teammate Quinton de Kock with onfield prank September 4, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn recently pulled a prank on his teammate and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on field. De Kock was approaching Steyn for a highfive after a catch when Steyn, senior to De Kock by 10 years, absolutely terrified him by pretending to be angry. The rest of...
  • India don't have even one bowler Dhoni can rely on: Rahul Dravid January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has come down heavily on India's bowling, saying that currently there's not even one bowler skipper MS Dhoni can turn to in ODI cricket. In an interview to Times of India, the former India captain talked in detail about India's batting, bowling and their...
  • Ravindra Jadeja retains third spot in ICC rankings for ODI bowlers December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: India's bowling allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has retained this third spot in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers that lists three spinners occupying the top three slots. Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal remained firmly in control of his numberone rank, followed by West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine and India's Jadeja...
  • Jadeja becomes No. 1 ODI bowler, India stay at top August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: India's leftarm spinner Ravindra Jadeja now shares the No. 1 position on the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers, alongside West Indies' offspinner Sunil Narine, by leaping four places after his performances in India's 50 whitewash on the Zimbabwe tour that concluded on Sunday. The feat makes Jadeja the...
  • Wasim Akram to supervise talent hunt for fast bowlers April 11, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and opening bowler Wasim Akram will supervise a talent hunt for fast bowling talent in 10 cities across the country from April 1321. Wasim will then select the three best pacemen who will attend a training camp with bowlers from the national team in Karachi. Any bowler...
  • New one-day rules have slow bowlers in a spin: Afridi March 18, 2013

    Karachi: The new rules in one-day international cricket have made it difficult for slow bowlers, Pakistan's experienced legspinner Shahid Afridi said on Monday. The former Pakistan captain has 348 victims in 352 one-dayers but is without a wicket in the first three games in South Africa who lead the five-match series...
  • Former SL pacer Zoysa to be Goa bowling consultant October 29, 2012

    Panaji: Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Zoysa has been hired by the Goa cricket board as a coaching consultant for a short stint in the upcoming Ranji Trophy season. The 34yearold who played 30 Tests and 95 oneday internationals will work with Goas bowlers for ten days, having already...
  • Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor poster released September 21, 2012

    The muchawaited look of Lindsay Lohan as screen icon Elizabeth Taylor is out now after the makers of 'Liz & Dick' released a poster of the TV movie. Clad in a black cocktail dress and dripping in Taylor's signature diamonds, Lohan sporting a jet black dolled up do poses seductively...
  • Brett Lee's My Life story of a fast bowler July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Brett Lee, the Australian fast bowler, has called time on a 13year international career in which he took 310 Test and 380 ODI wickets. In his autobiography, My Life, which was released in June, the 35yearold has written of some interesting recollections form his playing days at the...
  • Tanvir retained for Sri Lanka ODIs June 4, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan cricket selectors have retained leftarm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir for the fivematch ODI series against Sri Lanka. Tanvir was named Man of the Series Sunday after taking four wickets in the twomatch Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka that Pakistan drew 11. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim said in a statement...
  • Umar Gul's brother arrested after raid May 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army commandos raided cricketer Umar Gul's house in Peshawar and arrested his brother on charges of harbouring a wanted militant, according to a media report on Wednesday. The fast bowler's brother, Meraj, was arrested with two other men on charges of providing shelter to his uncle, Haji Daly,...
  • India A camp starts without any net bowlers May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The threeday India A camp at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground started on a lacklustre note as batsmen like Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Bist, Cheteshwar Pujara were not provided with a single netbowler by the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA). All the more bizarre were contradictory statements given...
  • Bowlers set up win in Mumbai, praises Gayle May 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite having played a crucial part in his team's comprehensive ninewicket win with a blazing 82run knock, Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle credited his team's bowlers for setting up the victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL 5 on Wednesday. RCB pacer R Vinay Kumar bowled a devastating first...
  • Mohd Asif released from London prison May 3, 2012

    London: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif was Thursday released from a British jail after completing half of his oneyear sentence for his role in the spotfixing scandal. Asif, 29, was set free from the Canterbury Prison in Southeast England Thursday morning, his Londonbased law firm SJS Solicitors said. ...
  • Cummins hopes for return on Eng tour April 24, 2012

    Sydney: Teenage fast bowler Pat Cummins remains hopeful of returning to international cricket on Australia's limitedovers tour to England in June. A heel injury has kept the 18yearold Cummins out of international cricket since his Test debut against South Africa in Johannesburg five months ago, when he took 6 for 79...
  • Sekar puts wickets above runs for Delhi bowlers April 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Delhi Daredevils team mentor and former Test pacer TA Sekar said on Sunday that he always asks his bowlers to go for wickets and not worry about giving away runs in the ongoing Indian Premier League, given the peculiar nature of the Twenty20 format. "I tell the bowlers to go...
  • Johnson to play T20s for Durham April 2, 2012

    London: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is to play for Durham this season in English cricket's domestic Twenty20 competition, the northeast county announced Monday. The 30yearold leftarm fast bowler has joined South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs as one of two of Durham's overseas players for the Friends Life t20, which takes...
  • Misbah backs England to recover in Sri Lanka April 2, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq, who engineered a 30 Test whitewash of England earlier this year, has backed the world's topranked side to bounce back in Sri Lanka because of the strength of their bowlers. After losing all three Tests to Pakistan in the UAE, Andrew Strauss and his men were...
  • Cummins to make comeback in U19 side March 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Eighteenyearold Australia Test fast bowler, Pat Cummins will make his return from a left heel stress injury against kids his own age. Cummins, who took six secondinnings wickets and hit the winning runs in a manofthe match performance on debut in the second Test against South Africa in December...
  • India should invest in Ishant: Simons March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: India's former bowling coach Eric Simons feels that team should invest in Ishant Sharma as he has the ability to lead the pace attack once Zaheer Khan retires. "Ishant Sharma has tremendous potential and has the ability to lead this Indian attack. He can be a bowler in the...
  • Cook praises Pakistan bowlers after fightback January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Opener Alastair Cook praised Pakistan's fightback, which saw them grab four wickets in the last 30 minutes in the second Test here on Thursday, but still believes England have not thrown away the advantage. England were comfortably sitting on 1661 with Cook (94) and Jonathan Trott (74) closing in...
  • Abu Dhabi a 'nightmare' for fast bowlers: Akhtar January 26, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says the cricket ground in Abu Dhabi, where Pakistan and England are engaged in a Test match, does not suit fast bowlers much. "The ground is sandy, thick and hard and it is a nightmare for the fast bowlers to bowl there," Akhtar said. He...
  • Lee not in favour of rotation policy for pacers January 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Veteran pacer Brett Lee has warned Cricket Australia against the temptation to "baby" the nation's fast bowlers with a rotation system that was designed to protect them from injury, saying the selectors' job was to pick the best players to spearhead the Test attack. "I'm here or there with the...
  • 'India need to make some hard decisions' January 20, 2012

    Adelaide: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says for India to regain the numero uno status in world cricket, they will have to find a "great core of fast bowlers and batsmen" who specialise in all three formats of the game. "This Indian team craves respect, but the way India are going...
  • Irfan now knows his limitations January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: He was considered the next big thing in Indian cricket's pace reserves, but after spending nearly two and a half years in wilderness, Irfan Pathan says he has finally realised his limitations as a bowler. After scalping 100 and 154 wickets from 29 Tests and 108 ODIs respectively, Irfan...
  • The best bowling efforts of 2011 December 31, 2011

    From a year in which bowlers ruled the roost, we pick ten defining bowling performances. Dale Steyn 5 for 75, 3rd Test, Cape Town A spell from hell. That's what Dale Steyn bowled on the third day at Newlands. It was a thrilling display of extreme pace and jagging outswing, with...
  • McDermott hailed for 'great job' with Aus pacers December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Australian Test fast bowler Craig McDermott was hailed for the great job he has done with the pace battery since taking over in May as the bowling coach. The results were evident in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the Australian pacers picked up 19 of...
  • India's chances hinge on bowlers' fitness: Warne December 22, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia spin legend Shane Warne believes India's chances of upstaging Michael Clarke's men in their own backyard in the upcoming fourTest series will largely depend on the fitness of their pace bowlers Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan. Both Zaheer and Ishant are injuryprone and it will be quite a...
  • It's Indian batsmen vs Aussie quicks: Cowan December 18, 2011

    Canberra: The forthcoming IndiaAustralia Test series could be decided by how the visiting batsmen fare against the young and enthusiastic host pacers, feels domestic opener Ed Cowan, who is in the shortlist to make the team for the opening Test in Melbourne starting from December 26. "I don't think the Indians...