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Slinging or normal bowling action

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:04 pm
by Harikrishnan
Hi! Iam twelve years old and iam a right arm medium fast. Is it better to bowl a slinging action or normal action for speed.

Re: Slinging or normal bowling action

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:14 pm
by Major Wedgie
Well, there is no correct answer to this. If we look at yesterdays Australia vs. Pakistan match you can compare Brett Lee's orthodox bowling action with Shaun Tait's slinging action. There were a couple of overs where Shaun Tait couldn't deliver a bouncer. Lee was introduced from the same end and immediately was able to deliver the bouncer, despite being the slower of the two.

So, I think the best advice is work with a good coach and see what works best for you.