May 15, 2012

Australian cricket

'Swing bowling is all about control and belief'

Akhila Ranganna

In an interview with S Dinakar in the Hindu Australia fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus talks about swing bowling, what makes him effective against right handers, his take on the switch-hit and more.

Swing bowling is a brave art isn't it. There is very little margin for error when the ball is pitched up. And in the limited overs format, even quality outswingers can be edged or slashed to the fence.
I agree. But I guess it's all about control and belief. My aim is to zero in on the right areas. And outswing can be effective in the shorter formats as well. You can deny the batsman room too, pitch it on middle and hit the off. It is very important to get your line right and not stray down the leg-side.


Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo

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