What’s the best type of delivery to be bowled by the bowler if the oppnents need a 4 off the last ball?

If you were the captain of your team, what type of ball would you advice to your bowler.

….and yeah, who would that bowler be (some captains may prefer a spinner thats why)
good idea Monti, but the bowler has to be totally focussed in order to avoid that bouncer being called a “wide”

Chosen Answer:

A bouncer

In that kind of a situation,the batsmen expect the bowler to bowl a yorker or a low full toss so they are prepared to face that kind of a delivery.
If a bouncer is bowled,i think the probability of the batsman scoring a 4 will be low.

I also liked the answer by Gladiator,a slow off or leg cutter outside off stump would also be a good option.You have to bowl something which the batsman is not expecting.

Edit-
A wide ball will not hurt much.You still need 3 to win and the batsman will strill have to look for a boundary.
I can’t think of many batsmen who can execute a hook shot properly and that too under pressure and that too while thinking that the bowler would bowl a slow ball or a yorker.

who is best batsman in indian team.?

who do you think is the best batsmen in the Indian team at the moment.
1. Sehwag( 200 against sri Lanka a match winning knock, 87 against eng a match winning knock, many tremendous ODI knocks , can easily beat murli + mendis , best hitter at the moment)
2. Gambhir(amazing consistency, best left handed batsman, good test knocks,match winning 150 against srilanka(4th odi),)
3. Dhoni( no.1 ranked in ODI , unique style of batting, best player of spinners, hit huge sixes( very rare site nowadays), consistent)
4. Yuvraj singh( elegant player, breath taking shots, can easily hit sixes, destroyed england( final result WI beats eng), destroyed srilanka, proved himself in tests)

who do you think is better batsman.

Chosen Answer:

Virender Sehwag.

but all of them r good.

What would be your pickings for the following titles..?

Pick the best team for each of the following titles.

1. Best fielding side
2. Greatest team spirit
3. Team with best spinners
4. Best pace attack
5. Strongest middle order (ODI)
6. Strongest middle order (Test)
7. Team depending on just 1 or 2 players
8 Team with genuine all rounders
9. Least number of stars – good team work to win matches
10. Many big hitters
11. Best opening pair (batting)
12. Best opening pair (bowling)

Friends, pick just a single team, right.

Chosen Answer:

1. Best fielding side-Australia

2. Greatest team spirit-Sri Lanka & New Zealand

3. Team with best spinners-Sri Lanka

4. Best pace attack-Australia

5. Strongest middle order (ODI)-India

6. Strongest middle order (Test)-Sri Lanka

(Sanga,Mahela,Samarweera-all three have avrges around 55 & all three are at the peak of there careers)

7. Team depending on just 1 or 2 players-India(In Tests its all about Sachin & Sehwag..,Dravid,Laxman past their prime…but in ODIs its WI)

8 Team with genuine all rounders-Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews,Tissara Perera,Jeevan Mendis,Maharoof,Sanath,Dilshan…..etc

9. Least number of stars – good team work to win matches-New Zealand & England

10. Many big hitters-Australia

11. Best opening pair (batting)-India in Tests..SL in ODIs(Dilshan & Mahela)

12. Best opening pair (bowling)-Australia

murali is on fire…his 21st 10th wicket haul…India had no clue!?

the Indian team were actually bamboozled by murali and mendis…..where was sachin, dravid, ganguly, laxman and everyone else?

murali, is prob the best spinner of all time
cho kon it: i agree…..it would be interesting…lara is phenomenal when facing spinners…not only them but just everyone…its a pity that Lara retired….anyway…sachins gonna get his records….
LORD OF THE VEIN; dont accuse murali of being a chucker. this is not what the question is about. call is bat batting or good bowling, you dont have a right to respond like that. If you have heard of biomechanics then you will know that murali is CLEAR.

I presume you are aussie? Just cos drug taking warnie aint there its ok?

Chosen Answer:

indians have 20/20 on their minds test cricket is 3rd in the list of things to do

what ever happened to Jason Krieza?

the last time he was seen was during the Test match against India where he went 8-202 in the WHOLE series, it wasnt as bad as every1 thinks, then all of a sudden his gone and cant even be picked in a state team, whats the go with that? his been the best spinner we’ve had since Warnie and his been replaced by a no good crap bowling, useless Nathan Horitz whos never spun a ball and is only in the 11 cause his suking up to all the selectors…….

Chosen Answer:

He will be Back

Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!

t20 wc 2010 previews of each team by me(non biased)?

the t20 world cup 2010 will be extremely tough because evryteam looks in very good form and all teams have vey good players

afghanistan:
they will definetely not win this year because its their first world cup and they are a new team

ireland:
ireland wont win because they dont have any good bowlers

zimbabwe:
zimbabwe have a chance of getting into the super eight because they have over 7 spinners and spinners are very usefull in t20 because of their econimy rate. they dont have any good seamers or any good batting though

bangladesh:
bangladesh are a very good team and they are really good in t20 because they have loads of spinners( spinners mostly dont give too many runs) and they have a very strong batting line up. but the biggest problem with bangladesh is that they are in the toughest group.

south africa:
south africa have a chance because they have one of the best fielding, they have good seamers, good batsmen but their spinners are rubbish

india:
india have a very strong batting line up and but their bowling is very bad and their fielding needs to improve.

west indies:
west indies have a great chance of winning because of home advantage. they have a good batting line up with the likes of gayle and pollard. their fast bowling is extremely deadly at home and their main spinner ( suliemen benn) is in good form so they are likely to get in the semi finals

sri lanka:
they have a very good chance because they are a very good allround team in t20. they have the best opening pair in t20 ( dilshan and jayasury) but after sangakara theyre middle order is weak. they have one of the best bowling with the likes of mendis and very good pace bowling with malinga and kulasekkera.

new zealand:
newzealand look are also favs becuase they are a very similar team to sri lanka; they have very good batting with the likes of brendon mccullum and ross taylor and their pace bowling is very good with the likes of shane bond and tim southee. they also have one of the best spinner ( daniel vettori)

australia:
australia look really strong aswell with one of the best fielding but their batting is weak in t20s. their pace bowling is their speciality in t20 with the likes of shaun tait,dirk nannes,brett lee and mitchell johnson but they have weak spinners. in my opinion they should have put shane warne instead of nathan hauritz even though warne is like 40.

england:
england have a very good chance of winning an in my opinion they are they best allround team in t20 with one of the best fielding, one of the strongest batting with the likes of morgan, kp and colling wood. they also have one of the best bowling line up and they have one of the best spinners of right now ( grame swanne)

pakistan( my team):
pakistan are one of the favs with very good batting with the likes of afridi,young umar akmal , misbah and razzaq and we have the strongest bowling line up with the likes of umar gul muhammad asif and young muhammad amir. we also have the best spinning pair in t20 ( and odis) saeed ajmal and shahid afridi.

pakistan will win the t20 wc 2010 inshallah.

Chosen Answer:

WOW dude
you are a Legend

CRICKET – Was Englands defeat to Australia yesterday inexcusable?

I see a lot of ‘pundits’ defending the team…

To me, that 2nd test should have been a NAIL-ON draw at the least… are our players that bad or stupid to give Warne the opportunity? given that I think Warne is the best spinner the game has ever seen.

Any finally, why hasn’t Monty made the squad? he was doing really well at county and internation for england, then when it comes to the Ashes, he gets dropped for Giles…

Over to you Maestro!…

Chosen Answer:

I’d say that’s pretty much the definition of “inexcusable” in terms of International Cricket?

I was livid when the team was announced on Thurs night. Picking Panesar was the obvious choice. We could have dropped Anderson and not lost Giles’ batting which they seem so worried about. Fletcher has come out today and said that they want to bat down to 8 and so had to pick Giles. I don’t want us to bat down to 8. Why is Jones there – again he’s a passenger – it’s not because of his keeping although, in fairness, that’s improved. Flintoff isn’t scoring runs either – obviously you can’t drop him – but my point is I don’t want us to bat down to 8. I want the 7 batsmen that we pick to score the runs that they ought to. Sort them out.

Also do they not realise that whilst Giles gives you twenty runs with the bat – Panesar help you to take ten wickets a little quicker so you don’t need the extra scratchy runs. You have to take twenty wickets to win a match – they seem to have forgotten that.

I said it when the team was read out on Thurs – everyone knew picking Panesar was a no-brainer for this test so the Aussies smelt blood as soon as they knew we hadn’t. They had the psychological advantage on us before a ball was bowled – they knew we’d made a negative, defensive decision. They knew we were scared. That’s why we lost the test – Aussie heads never went down.

The only thing that would have swung that back in our favour is if old Ashley had caught Ponting. I don’t like vilifying people for dropping catches as it can happen to anyone. Having said that- I think it’s a sign that physically he’s not right. He shouldn’t have been on the pitch. Whether Monty would have caught it is another question…

Whats the best way to tackle a spinner….?

……acc. to you?
Give ur views considering footwork & technique.

Chosen Answer:

i was told this a couple of years ago by a team mate who had used this theory the whole time he had been playing hard ball cricket, which he started playing aged 11 and when he told me he was 66, thats 55 years he’d used this method and it worked very well for him and i have played spin so much better since adopting his method, and its universal, you can use it againist any type of spinner

quite simply, always watch the ball out of the hand and pick up the flight of the ball, if the bowler pitches up, then leave your crease and try to get close enough to smoother the spin or even hit it on the full. whenever you come down the wicket, always go down on the line of the ball, never straight down the wicket, that way even if you miss the ball your body will be behind the line of the ball and the ball will hit you, instead of going thru to the keeper who would get you out stumped, dont worry about getting out LBW either, cos if you are out of your crease the umpire is unlikely to give you out

if the bowler pitches short then get on the back foot, get back as far as you can (without stepping on your stumps of course) cos that way if the ball does something unexpected, you have got more time to play it, also that little bit of extra time may help you pick a gap to hit the ball in

in short, if its pitched up, leave you crease and try to get to it on the full or smoother the spin, if its pitched short, then go right back to play the ball

it serves me pretty well, hopefully you’ll have some luck with it as well

What is the best field for a leg-spinner?

Hey all, I am a cricket team captain at club level and am having slight difficulties with a leg-spinners field? Would anyone happen to have any knowledge on what the best field for a leggie and your opinions on why?

Thanks

Chosen Answer:

►THE FAIR WICKET
►THE ROUGH WICKET
►THE DRY WICKET
►THE CRUMBLING WICKET

who is best off spinner in the world?

Chosen Answer:

Do you need an answer for this question.
It is definitely MUTTIAH MURILATHARAN.He has won so many matches for Sri Lanka single handedly.Nobody has won so many matches for his team.
He has most variations in bowling in this world.He can spin the ball even on a glass surface.The distance his bowl turns is awesome.
He is definitely the greatest off spinner of all time.