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Suraj

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The next three superstars in the making

I know Sam is a tricky pick Paul and I agree with you on Sam not being in the league of Rahul or Marnus but with age in hand, we might slowly see him establish his presence as an all-rounder. The English Board is trying to groom him to be the next Stokes which is the very reason why he is being given chances for the big tours at an early age(20). He isn’t the quickest with the ball but if he can get the ball to swing consistently like Jimmy, he can be more than a handy bowler, and let’s not forget his batting.

The next three superstars in the making

You’ve rightly pointed out that the responsibility lies between both the players and the Board officials. Mismanagement from the Board’s side coupled with ignorance from the Players part is what leading to this unfortunate fate of these players. The same goes for the West Indies Team as well.

Umar Akmal: Another wasted talent

Me too a big fan of the conventional spin bowling mate. But what I believe is that for a spinner, you either have to be a master in a selected skill (like Warnie) or be unique with a mediocre skillset. I’m with you on the mystery spinners getting undue hype.
But it’s always good to keep the batsmen guessing doesn’t it, in the orthodox way of course.

The fading art of picking the ball

Well Paul regarding my statement on subcontinent players being traditionally better players of spin, my assumption was based on the fact that they get relatively higher exposure to quality spin at every stages of their career. However I am not judging or making any conclusions with respect to the technical aspects of the game simply by that statement. What I truly meant was that the players from the subcontinent have generally been more comfortable in handling spin than their counterparts. This doesn’t necessarily have to mean that their technique was better. I haven’t made any statements regarding the technique as you can see.
Coming to the art of picking the ball, you can clearly see it diminishing if a bowler like Ish sodhi cleans the stumps of the Indian top order by bowling googlies on Nz soil.

The fading art of picking the ball

Couldn’t agree more Paul.

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