> > >Sorry MH, couldn't help myself. Snipped from one of yours dated
> > >"And when is Gillespie going to come back? My guess is never. Fast
> > >bowlers find it very difficult to come back after breaking their leg.
> > >I can't think of a single quick bowler who has successfully returned
> > >after a broken leg. If people are going to make plans on the basis
> > >that Gillespie will return, I think they are living in a fool's
> > >paradise."
> > >Perhaps you should woof Nasser's finger...
> > Sounds like an excellent idea. In my defence, this was at a time when
> > a lot of people were posting along the lines of "when Gillespie
> > returns, we'll be all right again, so we don't have to worry about
> > anything." At that point, Lee had not emerged, and the cupboard was
> > looking a little bare. It seemed to me then that to base the team's
> > strategy on the return of Gillespie would not be at all smart, rather
> > like England sticking all their eggs in the basket of "when we get
> > Thorpe back".
> Sounds fair enough to me. I'm just glad he made it back can peg it down at
> 90mph from 12 steps. An exceptional bowler about to pass 100 wickets with
> phenomenal strike rate.
Yep, I think he's exceptional for two reasons. Firstly, I've never seen a
bowler who can keep the seam up so consistently, and secondly; how he can
bowl that quickly without using his back in his follow-through. Since his
back injury he only bends about 35 degrees after delivery. And that briefly.
You can see him conciously stopping the bending and then almost immediately
straightening. I'd like a specialist opinion on this, as to whether this is
better for his back rather than the normal follow through.