Zimbabwe rope in Steve Kirby as bowling coach ahead of 2022 T20 World Cup

Zimbabwe have roped in Steve Kirby as their new bowling coach. He is expected to join the side ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia next month. Kirby, 44, had a long county career in England as a fast bowler with an experience of 348 games across formats: 167 first-class, 104 List A and … Read more

The race to 130kph – NSW project aims to unlock female pace bowling

It is billed as one of the new frontiers for female cricket. Who will be the first bowler to break 130kph? There needs to be a few caveats here in that it might have already happened, but until reasonably recently, speed data in the women’s game had not been widely collated and is still not … Read more

Harshal Patel upgrades his T20 skills with new-ball bowling and length variations

Training without the fear of competition has been liberating for Harshal Patel. Having recovered from a rib injury that ruled him out of the Asia Cup that just finished in the UAE, Harshal is looking forward to life on the road again, which will soon include a maiden World Cup appearance. But first he has … Read more

T20 World Cup 2022 – Muthiah Muralidaran and Daniel Vettori give away the secrets to spin bowling in Australia

What kind of spinners will enjoy success at the T20 World Cup in Australia? Ask Muthiah Muralidaran, and he backs wristspinners – like the recently crowned Asia Cup Player of the Tournament – Wanindu Hasaranga. Pick Daniel Vettori‘s brain, and he believes fingerspinners – of the R Ashwin mould – will get more out of … Read more

ICC women’s T20I bowling ranking

Among batters, England’s Sophia Dunkley and Alice Capsey, who were also in action in the first T20I, gained places. Dunkley rose 13 places to 44th position on the back of her unbeaten 61 off 44 while Capsey’s quickfire 32 helped her advance 12 places to 52nd. India allrounder Deepti Sharma moved to 33rd after gaining … Read more

Asia Cup 2022 – Rashid Khan encouraged by Afghanistan’s young fast bowling crop

Rashid Khan is most pleased with the young crop of Afghanistan fast bowlers taking responsibility and learning from every outing. He believes this has played a massive role in the team developing as an all-rounded attack, unlike earlier when they were heavily reliant on spin. Left-arm fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi has been most impressive, swinging … Read more

Adam Lyth suspended from bowling in ECB competitions

Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth has been suspended from bowling in ECB competitions following an independent assessment of his bowling action conducted at Loughborough University. The bowling action of Lyth, who is currently playing for Northern Superchargers in the Hundred, was reported by umpires David Millns and Neil Mallender, who were standing in the Vitality Blast semi-final … Read more

Ireland tri-series 2022 – Ashleigh Gardner ready to embrace new bowling challenge

Ashleigh Gardner is working on a new role with the ball ahead of the Commonwealth Games which could see her take on greater responsibility within the powerplay. While not uncharted territory for offspinner Gardner – she did it with some success against India last season including removing Shafali Verma twice in three matches – it … Read more

Australia news – Tayla Vlaeminck’s road back: ballet dancers to bowling bouncers

The Australian Ballet is only 20-minute walk from the Melbourne Cricket Ground. But there haven’t been many ballet dancers who have graced the hallowed turf of the MCG, nor have many cricketers stepped into the ballet auditorium. That is until now. One of the world’s fastest female bowlers, Australia’s Tayla Vlaeminck, has taken the unusual … Read more

Pakistan News – bowling action

Mohammad Hasnain has been cleared to bowl internationally again. The verdict was based on an assessment of his action, where he bowled three overs under supervision, and it was revealed that his elbow extension has dropped within the permissible limit – it has come down from the earlier flex of 17-24 degrees to 12-13 degrees. … Read more