In today’s game of Cricket, I think we are missing Quality left arm bowlers.Left arm orthodox bowlers gets a lot of drift and spin and it’s wonderful to watch them bowl.
We are missing this traditional old style of bowling and very few rarely bowls well the left arm orthodox. The two guys who comes to my mind as really good currently are Daniel Vettori and Shakib al Hasan.
Especially Daniel Vettori I think bowls pretty well and uses conditions and gets a lot of drift.How many of you agree with it?
Is he the best of this style of bowling ever,with regards to consistency?
Yes, because he is more known for his flight. His bowling varies and really hard to predict as it spins a lot.
This is one of the reasons why he got so many wickets. His bowl turns sharply and after bouncing and that lacks in other bowlers. As he is playing for 12 years he has got more variations than we can imagine. Just like Kumble, if you hit him twice for six then next ball will get wicket, same with Vettori.
As he uses fingers he can get dot balls in test matches and frustrate the batsmen, as later goes for big shots he gets out. You remember Kamran Amal’s dismissal in first test this year?
Zimbabwe’s Ray Price and I guess Shakib Al Hasan do the same kind of bowling. Indians might be knwoing Murali Karthik (that style guy, KKR, he does same bowling)
And also most bowlers are right handed so easy to predict but Dan is lefty so after Chaminda Vaas of SL, he is highest wicket taker as well.
In current scenario if Shakib Al hasan plays like for 12 years or more and gets more matches then he can also bowl like Dan, others that can do so are Monty Panesar but he plays too less, Jayasurya (about to retire), Rangana Herath, Paul Harris.