December 12, 2011


Has cricket changed for the better?

Dustin Silgardo

Are the injuries to modern-day fast bowlers really down to too much cricket, Dileep Premachandran asks, among other things, in the Sunday Guardian.

Botham and Hadlee bowled nearly 44,000 deliveries between them in Test cricket alone. Neither possessed a body that would have made them candidates for a Gold's Gym advertisement, but in their prime both were genuinely quick. There's a lesson in there for those entrusted with charting a course for young pace bowlers.

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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