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Why Amla is vulnerable early on

Daryll Cullinan and Sanjay Manjrekar dissect Hashim Amla's technique and explain why he has been bowled three times in a row in the ongoing series

December 28, 2013

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Posted by   on (December 30, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

Skilled Ind bowlers? LOL. Hashim Amla is a class act, unlike talent sharma.

Posted by   on (December 29, 2013, 8:31 GMT)

I am very disappointed with Amla losing confidence while facing Shami...I wish him a quick recovery to take his position as the the no. 1 batsman asap. He needs to forget about the ending 2013 and focus on the bright 2014. He will prove it INSHALLAH, my prayers are with him.

Posted by BigINDFan on (December 29, 2013, 0:08 GMT)

Sorry Sanjay it is not the foot movement but let us just accept he missed the bounce and the line of the balls in all three occassions. Kudos to the bowlers to have spotted a weakness and persisting that tactic and Amla is right that he made an error not once not twice but three times now. The Aussies will exploit this if he cannot correct this soon especially someone like Siddle who is very accurate.

Interestingly Shami is causing Amla problems which shows either Amla is misjudging the bounce or simply keeping losing track of the line.

Posted by   on (December 28, 2013, 22:49 GMT)

We'll Indian bowling is below par. It is probably college level and good batsmen are not used to low class of fast't it true.....

Posted by Nampally on (December 28, 2013, 22:01 GMT)

I think Amla is having a problem with (a) Judgement in assessing the trajectory of the ball after landing or (b) Being Too suspicious that ball will do something off the pitch. In the first Test item (a) & (b) applied. In the second Test he was too slow getting into position with bat - Feet coordination. As a result he missed the ball altogether. Tendulkar was getting bowled in last 12 months before retirement with being late getting his Feet- Bat in position as did Dravid too. In case of Amla that is not the case. He played carefree in the ODI's & got lot of runs. Why he abandoned that to getting over cautious is a Mystery!. He should just play his natural game & not be too suspicious of the ball.

Posted by   on (December 28, 2013, 17:20 GMT)

He lost his confident a bit. This can happen to any one. There is no problems with his technique, he needs a fifty that's it he will come back strongly.

Posted by pommiebangwa on (December 28, 2013, 15:59 GMT)

I completely disagree. Amal was bowled twice in first test match one while avoiding and the second trying to duk. None of those deliveries were full. Footwork from Sanjay is completely out of context.

Posted by Sir_Ivor on (December 28, 2013, 13:02 GMT)

In England I got the impression that he was getting full behind the ball like they do in French cricket. But now I think perhaps he is getting beside the line of the ball as Gavaskar used to. Maybe he is not yet comfortable doing that.That is probably the reason he is getting bowled when the ball is still moving. I am sure he will analyse it better and should be ready for the Australians. He is too good a batsman to keep falling like we are seeing him for the first time.

Posted by IndianEagle on (December 28, 2013, 12:24 GMT)

he is going through a lean patch esp against skilled indian bowlers. This is cycle and it is happening for class batsman. He underestimated indian bowling. After 1st dismissal, he said that he was bowled not by good bowling but bcz of his error in judgement.

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