Friday, September 01, 2006

Bad time to be a fast bowler

.."in the 2000s, fast bowlers average more than 32 per wicket, while in the last five decades they touched the 30-mark just once. In fact, to find out the last instance when they gave away so many per wicket, you'd have to go back to the 1930s, when they averaged 32.89."

S Rajesh laments the dwindling stock of fast bowlers in the new millennium, with 2004 being the worst year for them in post war history!

"Since then (2000), the runs per wicket for pace bowlers has always been on the wrong side of 30, with 2004 being an especially poor year - their average of 35.15 is the worst for fast bowlers in any single year since the war."
Not surprising at all, not surprising at all. Morning showed the day ahead during the new Year Test of 2004 when Brett Lee registered a double century of conceded runs in the Indian 1st innings at Sydney.

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