|Fred's Fast Bowling Pointers|
Here are 5 important tips from Fred about the art of Fast Bowling:
1. Try to develop a comfortable & rhythmic run
up . A longer run up does not mean that you
are going to bowlany quicker.
2. Accelerate through your run up so you
explode into the crease and your follow
3. You will gain more control by having a steady
wrist behind the ball, this is an important
element to fast bowling, it is difficult to learn
but the more you practise the easier it will
4. Bowl at 90% of your normal pace for the majority of your spell
and save the extra 10% for the big effort bowls i.e. Yorkers
and Bouncers. This will help you to bowl longer spells and with
5. Develop variations to your bowling so you can become a bowler
a captain can call upon in all conditions.
|Michael Vaughan On The Pull|
When playing the pull shot it is important not only to pick the right length of ball, but also the right line.
Ideally the perfect ball should come through at hip level. Although playing back keep your weight forward and into the shot and try to play the pull with your arms fully extended away from the body.
Always try to keep your eyes over the ball and donít try to hit it too hard. Timing is the key. If you master the pull it is a very destructive shot and will force the bowler into changing his length.