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  1. All English pacers bowling 130 to 140 k mostly. Haven't seen much real pace yet. Only occasional quick deliveries by Plunkett.
  2. 1. The teams against WI-A are mostly good. 2. Some strange selections against SL-A ... but I guess they are trying to give other players chances too. 3. Prasidh should have been there in the one-day teams.
  3. 1. Kedar Jadhav is a batsman who bowls a bit. Axar Patel is a bowler who bats a bit. A bowler should not replace a batsman. 2. We are thinking of taking 4 spinners and 3 pacers for a WC in England. This is beyond joke territory. As it is ... 3 spinners and 3 pacers, for a WC in England, is an overkill.
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    Jadhav injury

    Is this a joke or what !! Axar Patel, a spinner who can bat a bit, may replace a specialist batsman who can bowl a bit !!
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Chahar's lack of natural bounce is something that makes me uncomfortable while considering him as an international prospect. Such pacers, without bounce, succeed at international level if they are 145+ with accuracy.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    It is not just a question of not being able to go after the bowler. Bumrah hits the bat very very hard ... his balls fly through to the keeper and pound into the keeper's gloves. It is what they call the heavy ball.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Brett Lee was very quick for sure. But Bumrah looks quicker than his release speeds.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    More than release speeds, it is the speed at the point when the batsman plays which is more important. Bumrah is definitely one of those few pacers who lose a little less speed after the ball pitches, compared to most international pacers. A 145 kph release speed delivery by Bumrah probably reaches the batsman at say 125 kph on a certain pitch compared to say 120 kph at the batsman's end on the same pitch by most pacers releasing the ball at 145 kph.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Visually, Bumrah looks more like a 145 k to 155 k bowler.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    BUMRAH 2 for 14 off his 4 overs in the crucial final. Should have had 3 wickets. Fastest 150 kph Average 142 kph ( despite slower balls ) Some nasty and hostile genuine fast bowling even in a T20 ! What a champion bowler !!
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    5 balls over 146 kph in that over by Bumrah
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Bumrah 4th over 146 ... rising short ball ... 1 149 ... extra bounce ... OUT 148 ... attempted yorker ... 1 147 ... quick channel ball ... 0 147 ... at the stumps ... 2 143 ... quick bouncing ball to the keeper Just 4 runs off the bowler and a wicket Just magnificent !! But that deKock misfield for 4 byes has messed up things.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Why is Krunal bowling the crucial 18th over Very poor captaincy by Rohit. Hardik would have been a much better option.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Bumrah 3rd over 139 ... great bouncer ... catch dropped ... 1 143 ... really quick short ball ... 1 144 ... extra bounce, batsman misses ... 0 141 ... quick short ball hits Watson on the body 142 ... quick bouncer 150 ... extra bounce Really quick and bouncy over by Bumrah. And very economical at a crucial juncture of the game. Just 3 runs off the bowler in the 17th over.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Hardik 142.7 kph
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Bumrah 2nd over 142 ... middle stump ... 0 143 ... extra bounce ... 1 137 ... vicious bouncer ... Rayudu OUT, caught 144 ... seams away, beats Dhoni ... 0 137 ... channel ball ... 0 134 ... 0 Great over !!
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    How did Raina not glove that bouncer !!!!
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    @Mosher bro knows me well. : )
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Bumrah 1st over 142 ... good length, channel ... 1 143 ... nasty bouncer ... 0 144 ... on leg stump ... 1 141 ... top of off ... 1 Slower ... 2 141 ... top of off stump ... 0 Good over. Just 5 runs.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Loved that over by Shardul to deKock. Shardul hurries deKock with his first 2 balls. Then the batter hits him for a 4 off a slower bouncer ... immediately someone comments that deKock is used to these kinds of pitches ( with some bounce ). Very next ball ... deKock is bounced out by a quick bouncer at 143 k. Love these smashing of stereotypes.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    What I find particularly irritating is ... how many of the Indian commentators ignore or even downplay Bumrah's high pace. This includes Harsha and Gavaskar. That is because Bumrah is not just a very quick bowler but a very very good bowler who averages 21 or 22 in all the 3 formats and has troubled the best batters in the world ... so there is no reason to ignore him or downplay him. Bumrah bowls a very high percentage of his deliveries in the 140 k to 150 k range ... looks quick visually and hits the bat hard ... hurries batters ... hits them on the head and body ... gets good carry ... has a vicious bouncer ... a quick yorker. Seen so many foreign cricketers try to market his high pace ... say that he is express or bowls high 140s ... but the max many of our commentators can say is, he is 140+ or someone like Harsha questions his Right Arm Fast tag. Maybe Harsha should be sent to the nets to face Bumrah bowling a bouncer barrage. After all, he should not be afraid of facing a " Medium Pacer "
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    In ODIs batters don't go for shots almost every ball. 2 or 3 dots are pretty common.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    On the days Khaleel touches 143 k or 144 k ... he does not bowl 5 balls at 130 k. He bowls lots of 137 k to 140 k balls too. When Khaleel bowls 5 balls at 130 k ... his quickest balls rarely cross 138 k. That is not a like-for-like comparison. You have to compare 3 balls at 140 k and the next at 150 k ... with 3 balls at 132 k and next ball at 142 k. All other things remaining equal ... the quicker bowler will do better.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Most of those were bouncers which bounced more than expected. Extra bounce was the key there at good enough pace. That is what I said. It can work in T20s. But never seen it work with any kind of consistency for any pacer in the longer formats.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    1. Chawla bowls 80 kph to 100 kph normally. A sudden seam up delivery at 120 kph from a spinner is a huge change up and the batsman is surprised. A seamer like Khaleel, bowling 130 k to 140 k usually and then bowling a 141 k or 142 k ball is not a huge change up. Anyone facing Khaleel would definite set his reaction time to an occasional 142 k ball. 2. Khaleel surprises batsmen more with bounce than with pace. His hit the deck short balls and bouncers often bounce more steeply than expected and get batsmen out. This is the precise reason why many of us on ICF wanted and want him to hit the deck hard and not bowl floaty deliveries, like he was doing in international cricket. 3. Steyn sometimes bowls in the 130s when he is trying to swing the new ball. When there is no swing available, we rarely see him bowl in the early 130s, just as a setup to bowl a quicker early 140s ball. 4. A pacer bowling a couple of 140 k balls and then suddenly sending down a 148 k ball ... is a good enough change up. 5. Most important point ... a batsman trying to hit every ball in a T20 maybe hurried by a changeup from 134 k to 142 k ( From a bowler who is anyway expected to bowl 130 k to 144 k range ) ........ but in tests and even the first 40 overs of ODI, if the batsman is prepared to defend too, then this may not work. A change up from 140 k to 148 k would be more effective.

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