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Post by Uday Raja » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:09:27


Quote:

> did I miss out anything?

The 5-wicket spell in that famous Madras Test against Pakistan is
definitely up there among his career highlights. Everyone talks
about Tendulkar's innings, but Pakistan were running away with
the match until Prasad's second innings spell. Prasad finished
with 6/33, as Pakistan collapsed from 275/4 to 286 all out.
 
 
 

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Post by CiL » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 14:24:02



Quote:
>But I'll never be able to
>figure out how someone who's 6'4" and was of pretty decent build was never
>able to bowl faster.

Thats quite simple. it was his action.  Try that action out yourself
and you will see you cant generate much pace with that.

 
 
 

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Post by rg » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:00:06

Quote:
> Thats quite simple. it was his action.  Try that action out yourself
> and you will see you cant generate much pace with that.

Curtly Ambrose had a high arm action and he was pretty fast. Most seam
bowlers had a high-arm action, but if his action was making him bowl too
slow, maybe he should've modified it. Whatever, he's retired now.

 
 
 

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Post by rg » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 14:05:21

http://tinyurl.com/6wylb

Venkatesh Prasad, the destroyer of Aamir Sohail's stumps in the '96 World
Cup in Bangalore, probably one of the most satisfying wins for any Indian
fan retired today. I will always remember his leg-cutters and his right
hand raised vertically up when he got a wicket. But I'll never be able to
figure out how someone who's 6'4" and was of pretty decent build was never
able to bowl faster. Negatives aside, Venky, thanks for the memories. Here
are my favorite bowling performances by you


10 wickets at Kingsmead, Durban in the first test vs. South Africa in
'96-'97. I remember the way he got Andy Hudson out repeatedly in the
Titan Cup just a few months before that


did I miss out anything?

-rg

 
 
 

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Post by Aditya Basru » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:56:07

Quote:

> http://tinyurl.com/6wylb

> Venkatesh Prasad, the destroyer of Aamir Sohail's stumps in the '96
World
> Cup in Bangalore, probably one of the most satisfying wins for any
Indian
> fan retired today. I will always remember his leg-cutters and his
right
> hand raised vertically up when he got a wicket. But I'll never be
able to
> figure out how someone who's 6'4" and was of pretty decent build was
never
> able to bowl faster.

Two words: Jacob Oram. I've often wondered how, with a build like his,
Oram generally bowls so slowly, but it's one of those things. Maybe
Prasad's shoulders or back wasn't strong enough. Maybe it was his
action. Maybe he was uncoordinated. (He looked very uncoordinated in NZ
in 1998/99, as well as useless, but that's another matter.)

I also think he did quite well on a tour of England once, but my memory
might be deceiving me.

<snip>

Aditya
P.S. Why are your thread orders messed up on google?

 
 
 

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Post by coverdriv » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:56:59


Quote:

>> did I miss out anything?

> The 5-wicket spell in that famous Madras Test against Pakistan is
> definitely up there among his career highlights. Everyone talks about
> Tendulkar's innings, but Pakistan were running away with the match until
> Prasad's second innings spell. Prasad finished with 6/33, as Pakistan
> collapsed from 275/4 to 286 all out.

Venky is still marginally better than ZK and in fact took more 5-fors and
swung more matches decisively in favor of India.
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Holman » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 17:32:30

On 22 Mar 2005 23:56:07 -0800, "Aditya Basrur"

Quote:
>Two words: Jacob Oram. I've often wondered how, with a build like his,
>Oram generally bowls so slowly, but it's one of those things. Maybe
>Prasad's shoulders or back wasn't strong enough. Maybe it was his
>action. Maybe he was uncoordinated. (He looked very uncoordinated in NZ
>in 1998/99, as well as useless, but that's another matter.)

>I also think he did quite well on a tour of England once, but my memory
>might be deceiving me.

Jacob Oram did do quite well on a tour of England.

Cheers,

Mike