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    May 24, 2006

    Angus Fraser has lost his marbles

    In a write-up before the second test against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow, Angus Fraser, no pygmy himself, discusses the benefits of height for a fast bowler. While the article makes a lot of sense, he slips in a total howler somewhere in the middle.
    Taller bowlers, however, can get the ball to travel past a batsman's rib cage from a fuller length, thus giving them less time to react to how the ball behaves after it has made contact with the pitch. And this is why Andrew Flintoff, Stephen Harmison, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose have been the most feared and successful fast bowlers of the last 15 years.
    Comparing Flintoff and Harmison to McGrath, Walsh and Ambrose is, in my opinion, as biased a piece of reporting I've seen, especially since he says 'of the last 15 years'. To the best of my knowledge, Flintoff and Harmison have become feared bowlers in the last 2-3 years and they're by no means among the best/most feared bowlers over the last 15 years. Try names like Allan Donald, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 2:34 PM |
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    Haha. Thank you for pointing this out.

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