Fast Bowlers

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 13-year international career in which he took 310 Test and 380 ODI wickets. In his autobiography, My Life, which was released in June, the 35-year-old 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 left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Tanvir was named Man of the Series Sunday after taking four wickets in the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka that Pakistan drew 1-1. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim said in a statement...
  • 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 one-year sentence for his role in the spot-fixing scandal. Asif, 29, was set free from the Canterbury Prison in Southeast England Thursday morning, his London-based 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 limited-overs tour to England in June. A heel injury has kept the 18-year-old Cummins out of international cricket since his Test debut against South Africa in Johannesburg five months ago, when he took 6 for 79...
  • 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 30-year-old left-arm 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...
  • Cummins to make comeback in U-19 side March 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Eighteen-year-old 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 second-innings wickets and hit the winning runs in a man-of-the 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fidel Edwards aiming to be fastest-ever bowler December 18, 2011

    Sydney: Speedster Fidel Edwards threatens to touch the 160 kmph-mark in the next one year and get closer to the fastest delivery ever unleashed by Pakistani Shoaib Akhtar and Australian Shaun Tait. The 29-year-old Edwards, who is playing for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash, would like to achieve the feat...