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Can we have a strength and conditioning coach involved with Indian cricket? Every Ranji team should have one like they do in college (American) football. These players would add 15-20 lbs of muscle in 3 months and his 140 kph deliveries would at the very least be 145 kph due to addition of that muscle. 

 

I am just amazed that cricket as a sport do not have that concept. 

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45 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Here is Thampi's yorker and also a view of his bowling action from the side.

 

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Look at this below one and see how he is stretching his arm

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This is serious pace.     Very quick.  

 

Not a borderline case.

 

Bodes well that Thampi is accurate too.

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4 minutes ago, express bowling said:

 

 

 

This is serious pace.     Very quick.  

 

Not a borderline case.

 

Bodes well that Thampi is accurate too.

Yes, let him play more of these games. Needs to play more twenty20s and LOI's so he learns more vairations, and hopefully in pursuit he is able to find a good IPL team who can use him well. 

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33 minutes ago, urnotserious said:

Can we have a strength and conditioning coach involved with Indian cricket? Every Ranji team should have one like they do in college (American) football. These players would add 15-20 lbs of muscle in 3 months and his 140 kph deliveries would at the very least be 145 kph due to addition of that muscle. 

 

I am just amazed that cricket as a sport do not have that concept. 

It does have in England. They do send their bowlers for such programs. Likes of Stuart Broad, Steve Finn, Chris Woakes have really upped their pace after such programs.

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4 minutes ago, express bowling said:

These kind of skiddy fast bowlers like Thampi , who target the stumps at serious pace, can be very effective in  test matches in India if they get reverse swing.

Best thing is to try them in ODI's for India. Give them one or two ODI's out of 5 when they play a bilateral series.

Best transition for any player whether batsman or bowler is that from 50 overs cricket. They will be attacked by batsmen as well as they will have enough time to learn and adjust their line in a 50 over game, something which they won't learn or get room to do in a 2020 when they play for India. 

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12 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Best thing is to try them in ODI's for India. Give them one or two ODI's out of 5 when they play a bilateral series.

Best transition for any player whether batsman or bowler is that from 50 overs cricket. They will be attacked by batsmen as well as they will have enough time to learn and adjust their line in a 50 over game, something which they won't learn or get room to do in a 2020 when they play for India. 

Agree

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This guy should be just handed over to Shoaib Akhtar. Infact, BCCI should just buy off players like Shoaib Akhtar on a long term basis. The MRF pace foundation for a very long time gave us nothing, we need to have another alternative to MRF.

 

This guy, by the looks of him, I think will be a sensation in World cricket. This guy will not break down, he will get better. 

The problem with young malayali guys is, they cant speak proper english, even if they do, they have a big accent. hence, they find it hard to communicate and more often than not, have a complex about their personality. You might laugh at my comment, but all my designers in my company are malayali's and I have faced the same problem with all of them. BCCI needs to work on this aspect too.

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1 hour ago, Rightarmfast said:

This guy should be just handed over to Shoaib Akhtar. Infact, BCCI should just buy off players like Shoaib Akhtar on a long term basis. The MRF pace foundation for a very long time gave us nothing, we need to have another alternative to MRF.

 

This guy, by the looks of him, I think will be a sensation in World cricket. This guy will not break down, he will get better. 

The problem with young malayali guys is, they cant speak proper english, even if they do, they have a big accent. hence, they find it hard to communicate and more often than not, have a complex about their personality. You might laugh at my comment, but all my designers in my company are malayali's and I have faced the same problem with all of them. BCCI needs to work on this aspect too.

BCCI needs language coach to correct malayali accents?

 

anyway looks decent find. I like how we are getting good pacers from non-traditional centres. Bhuvi, Bumrah, Yadav, Aaron are product of this and we have a good lineup up domestic pacers also coming up (again from smaller teams). 

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3 hours ago, Cricketics said:

Best thing is to try them in ODI's for India. Give them one or two ODI's out of 5 when they play a bilateral series.

Best transition for any player whether batsman or bowler is that from 50 overs cricket. They will be attacked by batsmen as well as they will have enough time to learn and adjust their line in a 50 over game, something which they won't learn or get room to do in a 2020 when they play for India. 

True. 2020 is the worst format to introduce a bowler. Odi is the ideal format.

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A year old article about Thampi from " The Hindu"

 

Quite frequently, one noticed a small odd jump as medium-pacer Basil Thampi began his run-up at the St. Paul’s College ground here on Monday.

If there was some excitement, one could understand. For the 22-year-old Kochi lad hit a T20 high, taking his maiden four-wicket haul, as Kerala thrashed lowly Tripura by eight wickets for its third consecutive victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament.


With a back injury troubling him, this season had been a letdown for Basil. He did not play a single Ranji game and did not have much to talk about the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy matches either.

 

Now fit, Basil, who trains at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, is back to his best. The youngster had been called for trials by the Mumbai Indians a week ago and with his best coming at a time when the Mumbai team’s Robin Singh is here to have a close look at promising players before the IPL auction, it should do him a lot of good.

 

“Tinu Yohanan sir (Kerala bowling coach) is a big help. He advised me not give room for the batsmen and to try to bowl inside, especially when batsmen intend to cut and pull,” said Basil.

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A year old article about Thampi from " The Hindu"

 

Quite frequently, one noticed a small odd jump as medium-pacer Basil Thampi began his run-up at the St. Paul’s College ground here on Monday.

If there was some excitement, one could understand. For the 22-year-old Kochi lad hit a T20 high, taking his maiden four-wicket haul, as Kerala thrashed lowly Tripura by eight wickets for its third consecutive victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament.


With a back injury troubling him, this season had been a letdown for Basil. He did not play a single Ranji game and did not have much to talk about the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy matches either.

 

Now fit, Basil, who trains at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, is back to his best. The youngster had been called for trials by the Mumbai Indians a week ago and with his best coming at a time when the Mumbai team’s Robin Singh is here to have a close look at promising players before the IPL auction, it should do him a lot of good.

“Tinu Yohanan sir (Kerala bowling coach) is a big help. He advised me not give room for the batsmen and to try to bowl inside, especially when batsmen intend to cut and pull,” said Basil.

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1 hour ago, tweaker said:

A year old article about Thampi from " The Hindu"

 

Quite frequently, one noticed a small odd jump as medium-pacer Basil Thampi began his run-up at the St. Paul’s College ground here on Monday.

If there was some excitement, one could understand. For the 22-year-old Kochi lad hit a T20 high, taking his maiden four-wicket haul, as Kerala thrashed lowly Tripura by eight wickets for its third consecutive victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament.


With a back injury troubling him, this season had been a letdown for Basil. He did not play a single Ranji game and did not have much to talk about the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy matches either.

 

Now fit, Basil, who trains at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, is back to his best. The youngster had been called for trials by the Mumbai Indians a week ago and with his best coming at a time when the Mumbai team’s Robin Singh is here to have a close look at promising players before the IPL auction, it should do him a lot of good.

 

“Tinu Yohanan sir (Kerala bowling coach) is a big help. He advised me not give room for the batsmen and to try to bowl inside, especially when batsmen intend to cut and pull,” said Basil.

Hope he is not picked up by Mumbai. They will make him sit on the bench for the whole season without giving him a game just like they did with Nathu.

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Basil has natural pace n action and can only get better, he is athletic like Yadav but taller, very very impressed, also will get lots of swing conventional n reverse due to slingy arm, this guy has to be taken care of by BCCI, he could be very valuable for ODi to begin with and if he works hard and is trained properly could bowl 140 to 150 and that is very very good, also he has good seam n can seam the ball so defensively for me miles ahead of guys like Dhawal and other mediocre pacers the selectors love.

 

Warrier also looks decent but he has not progressed as much as I would have hoped but he is young, Mumbai shame on you and see or import some bowlers from down south.

Also for me Thampi is better potential then S Thakur easily, as he is faster had slingy arm, taller and not all over the place.

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An old article

http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/‘Kerala-has-good-potential-in-pace-bowling’/article14982489.ece

 

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Thomson, who is regarded by many as cricket’s fastest ever bowler, worked with the cream of Kerala’s pace-bowling talent.  “I found many of them pretty good,” he told The Hindu. “I think there is more depth in Kerala than Mumbai or Karnataka when it comes to pace bowlers; I have seen a larger number of talented players here than those two places, where also I had conducted camps.”

 

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“Boys like Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi, M.K. Asif and Tilbin Joseph look pretty good,” he said. “I see a lot of potential for pace bowling in Kerala.”

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We learnt several new things about bowling fast from him,” said Sandeep. “He did not make any major changes technically, since the new season is just a few weeks away, but ironed out some rough edges.”

 

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3 hours ago, CoverDrive said:

BCCI needs language coach to correct malayali accents?

 

anyway looks decent find. I like how we are getting good pacers from non-traditional centres. Bhuvi, Bumrah, Yadav, Aaron are product of this and we have a good lineup up domestic pacers also coming up (again from smaller teams). 

Thats what happens when you read half and jump ahead and reply. Try understanding what I have said. I was talking about psychological pressure. But I think thats beyond you to understand.

 

MRF Foundation has been there for years and years, and its only now that we have had few bowlers coming up. Possibly not because of MRF. So, we need to have a 2nd option apart from MRF Pace.

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7 hours ago, Rightarmfast said:

This guy should be just handed over to Shoaib Akhtar. Infact, BCCI should just buy off players like Shoaib Akhtar on a long term basis. The MRF pace foundation for a very long time gave us nothing, we need to have another alternative to MRF.

 

This guy, by the looks of him, I think will be a sensation in World cricket. This guy will not break down, he will get better. 

The problem with young malayali guys is, they cant speak proper english, even if they do, they have a big accent. hence, they find it hard to communicate and more often than not, have a complex about their personality. You might laugh at my comment, but all my designers in my company are malayali's and I have faced the same problem with all of them. BCCI needs to work on this aspect too.

In which company you are working ? I don't want to know, but that might have the answer to your concern. In Kerala you will find more Engineers than coconuts. So obviously there are a lot more engineers from Kerala Villages when compared to the rural areas of other states. And these people have the influence of Malayalam (which is totally different from Hindi or any other north indian languages) when they speak english. 

But these things are the concerns of just a certain set of people like you . I am from a Village in Kerala , my english is not the greatest,  I have a thick accent and I am least bothered about it. 

 

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have a complex about their personality.

Seriously dude ??

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10 hours ago, Cricketics said:

Here is Thampi's yorker and also a view of his bowling action from the side.

 

Lively.gif

 

Look at this below one and see how he is stretching his arm

Lively.gif

This is what a bit of creatin from beef does to your athletes. Give bhuv some creatine no need to eat beef.

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8 hours ago, Rightarmfast said:

This guy should be just handed over to Shoaib Akhtar. Infact, BCCI should just buy off players like Shoaib Akhtar on a long term basis. The MRF pace foundation for a very long time gave us nothing, we need to have another alternative to MRF.

 

This guy, by the looks of him, I think will be a sensation in World cricket. This guy will not break down, he will get better. 

The problem with young malayali guys is, they cant speak proper english, even if they do, they have a big accent. hence, they find it hard to communicate and more often than not, have a complex about their personality. You might laugh at my comment, but all my designers in my company are malayali's and I have faced the same problem with all of them. BCCI needs to work on this aspect too.

which part of the country are you from ? do rural folk or urban folk for that matter from rest of the country speak english with queens accent ?

 

And you want him to be handed over to a pakistani lol, who pcb is not employing in the first place. lol

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5 minutes ago, speedheat said:

I want bhuvi thampi, shami and bhumrah to be unleashed on Pakistan just too see them struggle against pace

 

If Thampi has the ability to bowl  the way he did yesterday with consistency .......

 

then Shami, Bumrah ,Thampi  and Pandya will be form a genuinely quick and very skilled ODI attack against any top team. Will be very interesting to watch them while playing  on juicy tracks     : )

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If Thampi has the ability to bowl  the way he did yesterday with consistency .......

 

then Shami, Bumrah ,Thampi  and Pandya will be form a genuinely quick and very skilled ODI attack against any top team. Will be very interesting to watch them while playing  on juicy tracks     : )

Yes that was my dream from childhood to see India's genuinely fast and skilled pace battery of India

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11 hours ago, rkt.india said:

It does have in England. They do send their bowlers for such programs. Likes of Stuart Broad, Steve Finn, Chris Woakes have really upped their pace after such programs.

But they're not muscular guys. I'm talking about something like Yadav. Athletes that graduate from high school in the US come in under weight like we have in the Ranji. They then spend the summer or what they call a "red shirt" year learning the position they play and simultaneously strength train. 

 

If they're a running back they go from 6' 180 lbs to 210 lbs pure muscle within a year. I'm not sure why this isn't incorporated in cricket. Why is it that still the likes of Amit Mishra, Raina, Ashwin and other unfit "athletes" considered to be part of a national team. 

 

Strength training needs to be a part and parcel whether you're a fast bowler, batsman(especially power hitters) or spinners. 

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3 hours ago, express bowling said:

Kerala's match will be telecast tomorrow at 1.30 p.m        :nice:

 

Our next chance to see Thampi and Warrier bowl

1:30 IST ? or EST?

 

ok live IST got it.

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6 minutes ago, Riju23 said:

I'd love to see some vids of both Thampi and Warrior. For the folks who have seen them, who would you compare these guys to?

Thampi appears a bit faster and a bit more accurate , Warrier looks tall bowler with natural bounce.

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15 hours ago, Cricketics said:

Look at this below one and see how he is stretching his arm

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Another thing to note is that the crease. See how early Thanpi's foot lands. If Thampi can learn how to use the crease better from someone likee Zaheer, he can increase his speed even further and improve his line. 

 

Currently it shows inexperience and someone who is little scared to bowl a no ball. Good that he is aware of not no bowling a no ball but it will help him if he improves his run up and jump a bit further late so his foot lands more on the crease.

 

This Slight change of using the crease will help his bowling for better. 

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55 minutes ago, Riju23 said:

I'd love to see some vids of both Thampi and Warrior. For the folks who have seen them, who would you compare these guys to?

Thampi to Waqar ( not quality wise but bowling style )  and Warrier to  Jake Ball   ( effect of the delivery rather than action-wise )

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1 hour ago, maniac said:

Has a very good action...at least from the gifs posted doesn't seem very unconventional as some have mentioned.

 

the best part about that Yorker was it swung in the air even though it was pathetic technique by the batsmen...D.Ravi Teja is a good batsmen but looked pretty bad there.

even best of the batsmen look bad when ball reverse late and beats their defence.

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On 1/29/2017 at 10:04 PM, Cricketics said:

Here is Thampi's yorker and also a view of his bowling action from the side.

 

Lively.gif

 

Look at this below one and see how he is stretching his arm

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That's pretty impressive. Thanks for posting!

 

Would like to see a full fledged video.

 

Selectors should be taking notice of this guy and fast-tracking him in the A team.

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1 hour ago, Texan said:

That's pretty impressive. Thanks for posting!

 

Would like to see a full fledged video.

 

Selectors should be taking notice of this guy and fast-tracking him in the A team.

You can watch his video on Hotstar. That whole over was pretty impressive. Lots of fast yorkers tailing late into the batsman.

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Basil Thampi was not used  either with the new ball or in the middle overs, perhaps because the pitch was gripping and aiding spinners

 

He bowled 3 overs at the end and they were excellent overs.

 

Most of his deliveries were quick, inswinging, accurate yorkers and he bowled lots of  good slower balls too.

 

Bowled a well directed sizzling bouncer.

 

Speeds of 136 k to 139 k even in the slog overs....which will probably be like 140 k to 143 k with international cricket speed-guns.

 

Impressed with this guy.   Has all the ingredients  to play LOIs  even today and would be an excellent partner to Bumrah.

 

 

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