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Nathu Singh, Age: 20, Team: Rajasthan It’s not uncommon for young tearaways to have tattoos. It’s, however, not common for them to ink the text ‘Mom Dad ‘ on their body. It’s also uncommon to have Indian boys bowling around 140 kmph. Say hello to the surprise of this summer – 20-year old Nathu Singh who promises to be the great big hope from Rajasthan. Not many have seen him yet but those who have are filled with hope. Like the chief coach of MRF Pace Academy Senthilnathan and Glenn McGrath, the head coach. “He averages around 140 kmph in a spell. And in a five-over spell, he can even touch 145 kmph a few deliveries,” Senthilnathan says. The reason for the tattoo on the inner part of his left arm seems self evident. Undeterred by the lack of finances — the father sweats it out in a wire factory in Jaipur — he pushed his son to play cricket. 

“It was really difficult for my father to allow me to play cricket. But then he sacrificed a lot and helped me enroll in an academy in Sikkar. Whatever I am now is because of my mother and father. And that is why I got this tattoo done,” says Nathu. It all had started with tennis ball cricket when the eyes of a relative fell on him.“I was in eighth standard and must be around 12 years when I used to play with the tennis ball. One of my relatives told my father that I should join leather ball cricket and make me join a club. And my father pushed me to join.” Finances weren’t the only obstacle for the youngster. Nathu says he had to deal with favoritism in his hometown. “I used to play in Jaipur as a kid and once made it into the city’s u-16 side. I bowled really well and picked up a few wickets. But I played just one game because the team picked experienced bowlers over me and I never got a chance again in that season. So I desperately wanted to join an academy and the coach here advised me to go to Sikkar,” Nathu explains. Shifting to Sikkar from Jaipur proved a blessing as he came under the supervision of the secretary Subash Joshi who encouraged him and the subsequent performances helped him earn a Zonal call, which eventually led to a stint in the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore last year. At the NCA, he ran into Venkatesh Prasad, former India bowler, who further egged him on to continue bowling fast. Soon, a stint at MRF Pace Foundation came along, and where he impressed McGrath and Senthilnathan with his control. Sharp and nippy At a test conducted in the pace foundation, Nathu clocked 140kmph regularly. “Nathu is a bright prospect for the country,” Senthilnathan says. “He has the speed and control to succeed. He can definitely bowl quicker and can generate good speeds more consistently. He is sharp and nippy. Generally it is difficult to perfect a yorker and slower one but Nathu has both.”

 

 See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/want-to-hit-140-kph-consistently-nathu-singh/#sthash.VNsDzt9P.dpufSee more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/want-to-hit-140-kph-consistently-nathu-singh/#sthash.VNsDzt9P.dpuf

 

 

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I wish him all the best. The only problem is bcci doesn't care about developing a pool of promising fast bowlers that can be nurtured at the highest level. This leaves most of these fast bowlers on their own without any outside help and most of them falter/fade away pretty quickly with no choice but to become line/length trundlers just so they can atleast save a spot in their ranji teams

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I wish him all the best. The only problem is bcci doesn't care about developing a pool of promising fast bowlers that can be nurtured at the highest level. This leaves most of these fast bowlers on their own without any outside help and most of them falter/fade away pretty quickly with no choice but to become line/length trundlers just so they can atleast save a spot in their ranji teams

Kohli is going to change this

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if you are too good in india, you need to change state

unless you are saha,

chetan Chauhan's dad visit and complain in parlament of non selection of his son, yet when he changed state , he later selected for india in test and scored 2000 runs without 100.Rohit sharma too, changed from rajasthan to Bombay otherwise his talent wasted like sidharth Trivedi or Dhiraj Parsana of gujrati players.

 

 

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I dont think he can get SA wickets on an Indian pitch as a rookie, but if he bowls lively pace and can make the SA batsmen cautious with good lines and pace, then that is success in itself. Good luck.

umesh creates a lot of wicket taking chances and if nathu singh can not create wicket taking chances and takes wickets he is not too impressive.. I wanna compare nathu to Umesh Yadav and Varun aroon.

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why would you compare 20 year old nathu singh to umesh yadav who has many years of intl experience (yet bowls like an idiot many times despite all that experience)?

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why would you compare 20 year old nathu singh to umesh yadav who has many years of intl experience (yet bowls like an idiot many times despite all that experience)?

Umesh has been real let down.. Problem is we have 2 90 mph bowler and we expect both of them to come good. It never happens. You need at least 5-6 bowlers like that and then 1-2 will come good.

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Real good opportunity for Nathu.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-south-africa-2015-16/content/story/930421.html

The BCCI also named the Board President's XI - led by Cheteshwar Pujara - to play South Africa in Mumbai on October 30 and 31. That group of 13 players included Rajasthan fast bowler Nathu Singh, a 20-year old fast bowler who took 7 for 87 on first-class debut against Delhi.

"We are looking for something special," Patil said. "For the last three years two selectors accompany the Indian team, but the rest travel all over to watch domestic cricket. We have seen a glimpse in Nathu Singh. We want to give him the chance."

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Our selectors typically tend to pick either the fastest pacers available in the country or pacers who can be classified as genuine swing bowlers.

I feel they should pick the fastest accurate bowlers in the country, preferably with the abilty to extract bounce from the deck. This type of pacers generally go on to become international strike bowlers.

 

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Our selectors typically tend to pick either the fastest pacers available in the country or pacers who can be classified as genuine swing bowlers.

I feel they should pick the fastest accurate bowlers in the country, preferably with the abilty to extract bounce from the deck. This type of pacers generally go on to become international strike bowlers.

 

And we don't have them.

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From the article "“McGrath sir after watching me at the nets told local coaches that I have a good incoming delivery and he was impressed with my pace. He has said I am India’s future. He has advised that I should never compromise on pace. The highest speed that I have clocked is 145 kmph,” said Nathu, who got 7/87 on his first-class debut against Delhi."

Idiot Sanjay Manjrekar needs to read this.

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I think Nathu Singh is going to be selected early in the side,Yadav & Aaron has not after so many years.

 

We need to unearth more such bowlers who are capable of bowling 140K or more. Not everyone is going to be good but at least 1-2 will be. Yadav has disappointed after WC, but he still has time. 

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Any other such bowler playing FC ?

Bumrah, Warrier, Sran, VPS, Suyal, and Shardul Thakur. These guys can certainly hit 140K. They are fast medium, not fast. Dont see any 145K fast bowler though.

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Bumrah, Warrier, Sran, VPS, Suyal, and Shardul Thakur. These guys can certainly hit 140K. They are fast medium, not fast. Dont see any 145K fast bowler though.

Warrier can be an interesting bowler. He is tall and gets some bounce. Takes wickets too.

Bumrah is reasonably accurate. Height not bad. Takes wickets .

These 2 can be decent picks. 

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Deepak Chahar is another one I have a lot of hopes. He is a good action, swings the ball both ways and has increased some pace as well. He says his quickest now is around 140K.

 

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/67902/ranji-trophy-2014-15-interview-greg-chappell-rejection-made-me-the-player-i-am-today-deepak-chahar

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Deepak Chahar is another one I have a lot of hopes. He is a good action, swings the ball both ways and has increased some pace as well. He says his quickest now is around 140K.

With the benefit of hindsight, I think it was good that I was sent back home because thereafter I worked really hard and within two years I was playing the Ranji Trophy for Rajasthan. You can say that Greg Chappell's comments brought out the best in me. I changed my fitness regime, worked on my bowling action, increased my pace and now my fastest ball is around 140 kph.

After that dream debut season, things didn't go well for you. What were the factors behind that?

The last three seasons have been very difficult for me. After a good debut season in 2010-11, I could only play the first six matches in 2011-12 because of jaundice. I was in bed for three months. That was a very tough time for me. I couldn't sleep much but it's also during this time I figured that if I wanted to play for India I needed to increase my speed.

I was bowling in the 120s at that time. And then just before the start of the next season [2012-13], I tore a muscle in my lower abdomen and that kept me out of the first five games. I got a couple of games later but didn't perform well. Last season [2013-14], a day before the announcement of the squad I injured my hand and consequently couldn't play the first four matches. I realised that due to excess training my body had become stiff and to regain flexibility I had to take the services of a martial art expert. This season I'm bowling my best, better than the first season. Now, I've got both swing and pace and feel good about my fitness.

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Bumrah, Warrier, Sran, VPS, Suyal, and Shardul Thakur. These guys can certainly hit 140K. They are fast medium, not fast. Dont see any 145K fast bowler though.

We now have 2 fast and 2 fast-medium pacers in our team. 1 more fast bowler is in contention. Among this lot Ishant is bowling accurately now and Shami has the potential too. If we can find 1 accurate quick , it can transform our bowling.

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We now have 2 fast and 2 fast-medium pacers in our team. 1 more fast bowler is in contention. Among this lot Ishant is bowling accurately now and Shami has the potential too. If we can find 1 accurate quick , it can transform our bowling.

Shami too isnt accurate enough and lacks the stamina to sustain intensity.

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Considering all the pacers we have right now we should play each one in the format that suits them.

Test- Ishant,Umesh,Aaron,Shami,BK.

ODI- Shami,Mohit,Aaron,Umesh,Dhawal.

T20- Shami,Mohit,Bumrah,Dhawal.

A raw talent like Nathu Singh certainly excite us but we've to see what he has to offer before

we can fast track him.If he is capable of bowling fast at pace around 140+ he can certainly be

an asset.We should also consider Bumrah,Suyal,Shukla ,Warrier given that they're performing

in the domestic circuit.U can't select smone based on his pace unless he's express like 150+

we've none like that in the country.

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i believe Varun aroon is getting into full form now and he should have been selected into the last 2 ODI too.. I don't have any expectations from the left arm slow trundle at all.

 

I expect a lot from the slow trundler Srinath Arvind. I expect him to go for a lot of runs so that such selections are never made in the future. 

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Considering all the pacers we have right now we should play each one in the format that suits them.

Test- Ishant,Umesh,Aaron,Shami,BK.

ODI- Shami,Mohit,Aaron,Umesh,Dhawal.

T20- Shami,Mohit,Bumrah,Dhawal.

A raw talent like Nathu Singh certainly excite us but we've to see what he has to offer before

we can fast track him.If he is capable of bowling fast at pace around 140+ he can certainly be

an asset.We should also consider Bumrah,Suyal,Shukla ,Warrier given that they're performing

in the domestic circuit.U can't select smone based on his pace unless he's express like 150+

we've none like that in the country.

What has Mohit Sharma done really to deserve a place?  He does not take that many wickets, nor is he that economical. He does not have much pace or bounce. He is as average as they come.

Ishant Sharma might be a decent inclusion in the ODIs in place of Mohit. 

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Thankfully MSD is not Test captain. Else we will have Test attack of Bhuvi, Mohit Sharma, the Karntka Wazim Ekram, J. Unadkat and A. Mithun and perhaps Dhawal Kulkarni. MSD Loooovvveeess trundlers.

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Thankfully MSD is not Test captain. Else we will have Test attack of Bhuvi, Mohit Sharma, the Karntka Wazim Ekram, J. Unadkat and A. Mithun and perhaps Dhawal Kulkarni. MSD Loooovvveeess trundlers.

He says fast bowlers go for runs but it's not like trundlers are bowling maidens. I will rather lose with fast bowlers. You are already losing with both. Bowlers like Aravind are never going to win you games or become world class. No other team in world cricket look to play trundlers other than us.

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It's so comfortable n great to bat against Trundlers as one can manage to see the ball till v hit the ball ...it feels good n all batsmen enjoi.

 

Fast delivery hitting the batsmen is fearful n batsmen is not sure if he will manage to play the entire over....

 

I am an opening batsmen for my multinational company...can dhoni read this

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He says fast bowlers go for runs but it's not like trundlers are bowling maidens. I will rather lose with fast bowlers. You are already losing with both. Bowlers like Aravind are never going to win you games or become world class. No other team in world cricket look to play trundlers other than us.

I am not aware of any trundlers who have succeeded in test matches in the last 40 years..

In ODI also, very few have done well.

Even good deliveries by trundlers often go for runs.

 

 

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