Varun Aaron:-Fast But Not Fearsome

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Varun Aaron is quick. On Wednesday at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, he maintained an average speed of 88.2mph, and his fastest delivery clocked 93.2mph on the speedgun. That's 149.99kph. India have a fast bowler. A genuinely fast bowler.

It wouldn't be inaccurate to say that the selectors gave Aaron a chance to play for India solely because he was quick. He made his ODI debut in October 2011 and his Test debut a month later. At that point, he had taken 26 first-class wickets in 12 matches at an average of 41.50. His last first-class match before his international debut was for Rest of India against Rajasthan. In that match, he took one wicket for 117 runs in 42 overs.

He didn't have the numbers in first-class cricket to suggest he could take wickets at the international level. He had, however, sent the speedgun needle into previously largely uncharted territory for Indian fast bowlers. You could legitimately label him "right arm fast".

On Wednesday, Aaron came on with Bangladesh 40 for 1 in 11 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami had bowled tight first spells, and each of them had produced edges that flew through gaps in the slip cordon. There was little in the pitch to enthuse the seamers, but they had kept the batsmen under pressure.

Aaron immediately released it with his first two balls, wide half-volleys that left-hand batsman Mominul Haque drove handsomely for fours. This was a portent of what was to come, although it wasn't immediately apparent, after R Ashwin dismissed Mominul at the other end and Aaron bowled a quiet second over.

You could tell even then, though, that he wasn't really worrying Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim. His length wasn't asking them any difficult questions, and both batsmen came forward and drove him confidently. For now, they were hitting to the fielders.

What came next was unexpected. Out of nowhere, in Aaron's third over, Anamul jumped down the track and clattered him over long-on for six. In his fifth over, Anamul charged him again. Aaron banged the ball in short. Anamul swatted it for six. Later in the over Aaron served up another half-volley. Anamul clumped it back past him for four.

Aaron was bowling fast, but there was no extra ingredient - no cunning and no intimidation either. Even that can work sometimes, if you bowl fast and attack the stumps, but Aaron's default line was fifth or even sixth stump.

When he came back on later in the innings, in the 37th over, Aaron dismissed Anamul, bowled off his inside edge, but only after he had struck two more fours, the second a slash past point off a high full-toss that was called no-ball. In his next over, the high full-toss made another appearance, seemingly slipping out of his fingers and striking Mushfiqur Rahim a painful blow on the chest. The second offence meant he had to go out of the attack.

It was unlikely he would have done any more bowling after that over anyway. Before being struck by that beamer, Mushfiqur had spanked Aaron for two more fours and a six. All of that had left him with figures of 1 for 74 in 7.5 overs. This was the second time that Aaron had gone for more than eight runs an over in an ODI, and this was just his eighth match. His career economy rate had now spiked to 6.64.

India's excitement with Aaron's pace is understandable. It's a precious resource. And he has improved his bowling to the extent that he has enjoyed his best ever first-class season after recovering from recurring back injuries. But he still seems unsure of what exactly he's trying to do when he bowls at the international level. It has been the same case with Umesh Yadav, and it's hard to tell if either of them is getting the guidance they need to make the most of their talent.

It's hard to tell if any of India's young fast bowlers are getting this. Aaron's spell in Fatullah was the 12th instance of an Indian fast bowler conceding eight or more runs per over in an ODI spell of six or more overs since the start of 2013. Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma appear once each on that list. Vinay Kumar and Mohammed Shami, like Aaron, have two entries each, while Ishant Sharma features a staggering four times. All of this, remember, has happened in the last 14 months.

In that period, India's batsmen have been made to chase 300-plus targets eight times. They've been made to do it not just in Jaipur, Nagpur and Rajkot but also in Johannesburg, Kingston and Wellington.

Despite Aaron's waywardness, their target in Fatullah was "only" 280 and they got home without too much fuss. It's what Virat Kohli does. But he must wish sometimes that he didn't have to do it so often. He will wish he won't have to keep doing it in this tournament. MS Dhoni isn't around to help him.

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Just 8 ODIs old, Varun has taken his 11 wickets at a SR of 32, averaging 35.7 per wicket. Today was probably the worst day he has had for a long time. People are being unreasonably harsh on him. Atleast he has proven himself to be a wicket taker.
Compare him to Bilawal Bhatti for example...has played equal number of matches, has taken just 5 wickets at an Avg of 60 and a SR of 60 ! If he can find a place in a team like Pakistan, then I don't see a reason why Aaron is being bashed so much today. He had a bad day, but he is a wicket-taker .. takes a wicket after every 30 balls. Deserves more chances in my opinion.
 
Pace is natural, other aspects of fast bowling can be taught. India need to give him a long rope and hope he will find his feet. In test matches you need such a bowler who can pull out an unplayable delivery out of no where, he will be expensive in limited overs for a while and India need to be patient with him.
 
He needs time.He is coming back after 2 years and on this pitch any fast bowler will get hit.
 
Two and half years his managed 8 games, I though it would be more then that,
His injury prone but his pace his a surprise to see. Don't know what to make of him yet,

But as some one has pointed out his better then Bhatti so that isn't to bad only thing is Bhattti has managed to win us a very important game with the ball in SA
 
Two and half years his managed 8 games, I though it would be more then that,
His injury prone but his pace his a surprise to see. Don't know what to make of him yet,

But as some one has pointed out his better then Bhatti so that isn't to bad only thing is Bhattti has managed to win us a very important game with the ball in SA

Actually he was out for 18 months continously with 1 injury only.
 
The reason I would love to see him given a longer run are -
-8 matches.. a SR of 30. Genuine wicket taker.
-Injury kept him out for almost 2 years, but he came back not trundling, but touching 150kph every match. Consistent speed of 144kph for all spells. Amazing considering he generates that speed with a 9 step run-up.
-60 metre boundaries in NZ, and then a Phatta in Bangladesh... not the best places to make a comeback.

I know Pakistan fans have very high standards when it comes to fast bowling, but I would love to give him more chances. There is some serious potential there. (Even if it's by Indian standards) :nehra
 
I hope Indian selectors persist with him!! (He can't be worse than Ishant Sharma!! :yk )

Indian fans deserve a bowler who can crack 85mph+ regularly :sachin
 
He seems either unsure which lengths to bowl or doesn't have control of his bowling.

To be fair these highways are not helping his cause.

I suggest like Shami he stay away from T20 nonsense and play a season of first class county cricket (if not top level club cricket). I doubt this will happen though.
 
Give the kid time, don't bash him so soon.

Does he do anything with the ball? From what I've seen he doesn't swing it much and relies on some movement off the pitch.
 
cricket needs genuine fast bowlers so he should be encouraged not discouraged
 
Give the kid time, don't bash him so soon.

Does he do anything with the ball? From what I've seen he doesn't swing it much and relies on some movement off the pitch.

He is a seam bowler and mainly reverses the ball and also inswings it.But he never gets the new ball and in these conditions i have not seen anyone moving the ball after 6-7 overs.
 
Has serious pace but lacks the most important thing known as control. He's injury prolong anyway and will fade. Shami is very impressive.
 
He seems either unsure which lengths to bowl or doesn't have control of his bowling.

To be fair these highways are not helping his cause.

I suggest like Shami he stay away from T20 nonsense and play a season of first class county cricket (if not top level club cricket). I doubt this will happen though.

He played a full season of Indian domestic FC cricket.And now he is part of Indian team and then IPL so there is almost no time for County Cricket.But if he gets oppurtunity he should join a team after IPL and during India's tour of England.
 
Has serious pace but lacks the most important thing known as control. He's injury prolong anyway and will fade. Shami is very impressive.

Has had only ONE injury and he is not even 25.Almost all FAST bowlers have had such injuries its part of the game.

And he will only learn control if he plays.

And really fade away?How many 90MPH guys really fade away?
 
He played a full season of Indian domestic FC cricket.And now he is part of Indian team and then IPL so there is almost no time for County Cricket.But if he gets oppurtunity he should join a team after IPL and during India's tour of England.

Playing in England means not just getting good bowling coaching but learning the art on how to bowl swing and seam. So many bowlers have improved. Recent examples being Junaid, Steyn and Zaheer Khan.
I understand why he wants to play 20-20 because of the money but he will learn more in 1 season of first class cricket in England than in 10 years of 20 20 cricket. Someone needs to guide him wisley.
 
Still faster than our pacers :asif


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Whatever. We have 2 scatterguns Wahab and Sami in domestic cricket who are just as fast as him. And I suppose you forgot about Irfan.

Point is scattergun pace is useless without other attributes.
 
If he spent a day or two with somebody like Waqar, India will have unearthed a gem. Raw pace is the beginning, he'll take time to develop control, movement, he will take time to grow in confidence.

..Keep Waqar away from him :))
 
I think he has something to work with. Genuine pace is rare in India. Too often it is discouraged because on those wickets if you just bowl pace at the wrong length all day with no variation you are going to go for runs. That's why I think we see a lot more bowlers who are slower who can move the ball, like B Kumar and Shami. They probably get encouraged by coaches to bowl slower with more control, to manage runs or to try to swing the ball.

Obviously fast and directionless is not really that great. He has to have some cricketing IQ about how to get a batsman out. Use angles at the crease to change things up. Vary his pace. But the ability to bowl fast means they need to at least see if he has something to work with.
 
Indeed, he doesn't seem Indian one-bit, Varon Aaron is Waqas Ahmed, he was smuggled across the border, his pace, direction and control make it very clear that he is a close relative of Mohammad Sami, his composure is also similar, gets nervous after being dispatched for a boundary or two and it becomes very evident to the batsman.

Ah, what would cricket be without conspiracy theories? :msd
 
Shoaib Akhter was still the quickest.

I saw some part of that match today and these were the average speeds of the pacers when they showed the stat thing up:-

Varun - 144 kph
Rubel - 141 kph
Shami - 140 kph
Kumar - 133 kph
Mortaza - 127 kph
 
Has had only ONE injury and he is not even 25.Almost all FAST bowlers have had such injuries its part of the game.

And he will only learn control if he plays.

And really fade away?How many 90MPH guys really fade away?

Hmm. Ishant Sharma, Atul Sharma were both 90+ at one point and they have both faded;(one faded before his career even began). Maybe it's just a Sharma thing?
 
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Yeah like we have other bowlers who instill fear into the opposition. :)))

We're conceding 300+ for fun these days, give this guy a break. He has potential, people are ripping him apart after 1 poor game. And it was sad to see even Gavaskar laying it into Aaron accusing him of deliberately bowling the beamer, Way to kill the career of a player. :facepalm:
 
Yeah like we have other bowlers who instill fear into the opposition. :)))

We're conceding 300+ for fun these days, give this guy a break. He has potential, people are ripping him apart after 1 poor game. And it was sad to see even Gavaskar laying it into Aaron accusing him of deliberately bowling the beamer, Way to kill the career of a player. :facepalm:

Sunil or Rohan?
 
Has had only ONE injury and he is not even 25.Almost all FAST bowlers have had such injuries its part of the game.

And he will only learn control if he plays.

And really fade away?How many 90MPH guys really fade away?

I think the question is where he should play to learn the control. Is the pressure of international cricket the best place for a young bowler learning his trade? Because while he is learning he is going to get flogged around and he will have to be mentally strong. Especially if he comes in hyped up, other players are going to want to smack him around before he gets going.

Once you get scarred early it becomes hard to come back because he loses the faith of his captain, of the fans, etc. Fans (especially in the subcontinent) are huge on first impressions and very quick to write players off if those first impressions aren't met (hopefully selectors aren't the same). You don't want to damage what might be a valuable resource by using it before it is (physically and mentally) ready.

I don't know his history so don't know if what I'm saying is redundant, but what would be best for him IMO would be to keep working in Ranji and maybe see if he can get a county deal or even a club deal in a place like Australia or South Africa where he can learn from others around him. Focus on making sure he can hit a consistent line and length without sacrificing his pace. When he has confidence he can do that then then and only then should he start looking at variations, using angles at the crease, mixing up his pace, etc. When he can be consistent with that then I think he will have a lot more confidence in what he can contribute and be able to make a genuine impact in international cricket.
 
Sunil or Rohan?

Sunil.

I think the question is where he should play to learn the control. Is the pressure of international cricket the best place for a young bowler learning his trade? Because while he is learning he is going to get flogged around and he will have to be mentally strong. Especially if he comes in hyped up, other players are going to want to smack him around before he gets going.

Once you get scarred early it becomes hard to come back because he loses the faith of his captain, of the fans, etc. Fans (especially in the subcontinent) are huge on first impressions and very quick to write players off if those first impressions aren't met (hopefully selectors aren't the same). You don't want to damage what might be a valuable resource by using it before it is (physically and mentally) ready.

I don't know his history so don't know if what I'm saying is redundant, but what would be best for him IMO would be to keep working in Ranji and maybe see if he can get a county deal or even a club deal in a place like Australia or South Africa where he can learn from others around him. Focus on making sure he can hit a consistent line and length without sacrificing his pace. When he has confidence he can do that then then and only then should he start looking at variations, using angles at the crease, mixing up his pace, etc. When he can be consistent with that then I think he will have a lot more confidence in what he can contribute and be able to make a genuine impact in international cricket.

First, India doesn't have the luxury of letting him go. We're short on half decent bowlers. And Ranji isn't really the place to develop. Ishant went back after getting dropped. Took a 9-fer came back, he was still *****. These guys should have a stint at English county but for some reason BCCI is reluctant in handing them NOC, very rarely have I seen them allow players and its mostly only the senior guys on come-back trail.
 
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I can see after one year the same OP will be creating threads on how to get rid of Varun Aaron from this indian team just like fans these days do to Ishant Sharma.
 
Ishant was decimated by Faukner for 30 runs in an over recently and Aus won. But Indian selectors didn't drop him for SA and NZ tours. Aaron is far better than Ishant on any given day! So please give him few more matches to settle his rhythm.
 
the exitement some indians show at the sight of pace is hilarious :)))
 
If Ishant can get 6 years in the team then Aaron should get 10

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Ishant Sharma is million times better than this Aaron guy. Had Ishant cut his hair he would've been a much better bowler.
 
When pitch is such that batsmen are walking down the middle and hitting your 147 km short ball for six than the bowler should be the last person to be blamed. Margin of ever on these pitches is such low that it can crush confidence of a young fast bowler, after going for couple as there is always a dangling sword of being dropped.
 
He came in 2011 and was fast,was injured for 18-20 months and came back and is still fast.

Oh I remember he is IPL specialist. He is only fit because new season of IPL is coming. Him and Yadav are lost cause like Sami for us. It would be better for you guys to invest on Bhuvi, Shami and other pacers like them. Shami can be successor to Zaheer and Bhuvi can be useful limited over baller for you.
 
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If India drop Aaron from the squad, they don't deserve a good pacer.

This guy is bowling at 145 average.

Top speed of 150 kmph.

That's like god level speed in India.

He needs to be persisted with. Maybe rest him if he doesnt feel confident.

Aaron and Yadav are potential gems for India.

Needs to be nurtured.
 
It's funny to see so many Pakistani fans mocking him. You are playing a guy like Bhatti who averages 60 per wicket, and takes a wicket at a SR of 60 :yk
Bhatti isn't even Shami Ahmed's pace, and you guys are getting excited about him. Stop acting like bowlers don't have a bad day. Aaron deserves more chances.
 
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When pitch is such that batsmen are walking down the middle and hitting your 147 km short ball for six than the bowler should be the last person to be blamed. Margin of ever on these pitches is such low that it can crush confidence of a young fast bowler, after going for couple as there is always a dangling sword of being dropped.

^ he shouldnt be blamed? Come on . No bangladeshi bowler got thrashed like him. They just went at 5 or 6 per over while aaron went for 10 an over which speaks volumes about the ability of this guy. plus this is not the first time he has been taken to the cleaners , it has been happening in almost every match he plays
 
This isn't normal 140+ pace.

Its 145-150 pace.

That's like a dream come true for Indians.

Skill level wise, Aaron is rubbish.

But he has something to work with.

i agree with pace being extremely important but a certain degree of control should come naturally too otherwise he will have to cut down on pace. Why do you think only akhtar and lee could make it in international cricket while tait could not.

I am not writing aaron off. He might turn out to be a beast tomorrow . I am just saying what i feel about him right now.
 
It's funny to see so many Pakistani fans mocking him. You are playing a guy like Bhatti who averages 60 per wicket, and takes a wicket at a SR of 60 :yk
Bhatti isn't even Shami Ahmed's pace, and you guys are getting excited about him. Stop acting like bowlers don't have a bad day. Aaron deserves more chances.

bhatti is an all rounder :afridi
 
It is not common for a bowler averaging ~90mph to not be fearsome.
I remember Mohammad Sami being quite fast but not appear as formidable as bowlers slower than him.
The way Varun bowled yesterday reminded me of a Sri lankan bowler Pushpakumara who was their fastest bowler in 1996 WC (fastest in the Subcontinent at that time), but was taken to the cleaners in the match with India at Feroz Shah Kotla
 
at least give him a proper run.. 1 game in here and there not help anyone..
 
Should be given a similar run as Ishant Sharma. Even though he has pace something doesn't seem right about his deliver stride and release point a couple of session with Waqar Younis will do wonders for him.
 
I would not believe the 150 Km/h on BD pitches. However, he would bowl that fast in NZ/Aus pitches.

Rubel Hossain typically bowls around 133-135 KM/H in BD conditions but speed gun sometimes shows him 140+ which is BS.
 
I would not believe the 150 Km/h on BD pitches. However, he would bowl that fast in NZ/Aus pitches.

Rubel Hossain typically bowls around 133-135 KM/H in BD conditions but speed gun sometimes shows him 140+ which is BS.

He has been that fast on Indian pitches, NZ piches and almost everywhere he has played.
 
Just 8 ODIs old, Varun has taken his 11 wickets at a SR of 32, averaging 35.7 per wicket. Today was probably the worst day he has had for a long time. People are being unreasonably harsh on him. Atleast he has proven himself to be a wicket taker.
Compare him to Bilawal Bhatti for example...has played equal number of matches, has taken just 5 wickets at an Avg of 60 and a SR of 60 ! If he can find a place in a team like Pakistan, then I don't see a reason why Aaron is being bashed so much today. He had a bad day, but he is a wicket-taker .. takes a wicket after every 30 balls. Deserves more chances in my opinion.


is it necessary for you to bring Pakistan in each and every post of yours ???
 
It's funny to see so many Pakistani fans mocking him. You are playing a guy like Bhatti who averages 60 per wicket, and takes a wicket at a SR of 60 :yk
Bhatti isn't even Shami Ahmed's pace, and you guys are getting excited about him. Stop acting like bowlers don't have a bad day. Aaron deserves more chances.

Bhatti is ten times better bowler than your Varun. He has over 200 first class wickets while your boy do not even have 50 first class wickets and he is few years older than our lad too.
 
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is it necessary for you to bring Pakistan in each and every post of yours ???

Why not ? It's not like I brought Pakistan for no reason. Two fast bowlers, having played equal number of matches, playing in the same tournament, same pitches have been compared. Why are you so hurt ?
 
I would not believe the 150 Km/h on BD pitches. However, he would bowl that fast in NZ/Aus pitches.

Rubel Hossain typically bowls around 133-135 KM/H in BD conditions but speed gun sometimes shows him 140+ which is BS.

The 150k is probably the speed out of the hand, before it hits the pitch. All bowlers lose speed after release, due to friction with the air and the ground.
 
Why not ? It's not like I brought Pakistan for no reason. Two fast bowlers, having played equal number of matches, playing in the same tournament, same pitches have been compared. Why are you so hurt ?

typical anti-Pakistan, indian spotted as always
 
Bhatti is ten times better bowler than your Varun. He has over 200 first class wickets while your boy do not even have 50 first class wickets and he is few years older than our lad too.

Hasn't looked half as good internationally I am afraid.
 
typical anti-Pakistan, indian spotted as always

Go on with these useless accusations. Any reasonable cricket fan wold see the point I made. We are all being too harsh on Aaron when there are worse youngsta beauties playing in this Asia Cup with full fan support.
 
Two and half years his managed 8 games, I though it would be more then that,
His injury prone but his pace his a surprise to see. Don't know what to make of him yet,

But as some one has pointed out his better then Bhatti so that isn't to bad only thing is Bhattti has managed to win us a very important game with the ball in SA

Aaron helped us win 2-3 games before he got injured, one against England and one against WI.
 
go watch the matches he played in South Africa and also the test match he played against Sri Lanka.

8 matches, 5 wickets, Avg- 60, SR-60. Economy rate touching 6..not much to see I am afraid.
The only reason these figures can be excused is because he is young, and very new. We need to give him a longer run. That's the same I am saying about Aaron. Why don't you guys stop getting so touchy, and see the point I am making for a change ?
 
Sunil.



First, India doesn't have the luxury of letting him go. We're short on half decent bowlers. And Ranji isn't really the place to develop. Ishant went back after getting dropped. Took a 9-fer came back, he was still *****. These guys should have a stint at English county but for some reason BCCI is reluctant in handing them NOC, very rarely have I seen them allow players and its mostly only the senior guys on come-back trail.

This is where foresight comes in. Do you want to get something out of him now and possibly ruin him for the future or develop him so he maximises impact at the right time. The risk is that the right time never comes, but that's why selectors are paid to shape a team not just for now but for the future.

Though you could use the subcontinent strategy of "chuck him in the deep end and see if he sinks or swims". That can work too lol.
 
This is where foresight comes in. Do you want to get something out of him now and possibly ruin him for the future or develop him so he maximises impact at the right time. The risk is that the right time never comes, but that's why selectors are paid to shape a team not just for now but for the future.

Though you could use the subcontinent strategy of "chuck him in the deep end and see if he sinks or swims". That can work too lol.

Foresight is a bit too much to expect from our selectors and management despite the fact that BCCI is the richest Board in the world. The format of the Ranji Trophy encourages mediocrity and thus you see the endless sub-standard spinners and pacers being churned out on a regular basis. Bats like Pujara and Kohli are actually exceptions even in batting. Most of our domestic bats are like Dhawan. As far as Aaron is concerned, he didn't get much bounce,swing or seam and if you're going to bowl length at 147 kph, it simply is not good enough at the international level as Bangladeshi batsmen proved yesterday.
 
The 150k is probably the speed out of the hand, before it hits the pitch. All bowlers lose speed after release, due to friction with the air and the ground.

Yes that what I thought as well. But if the speed was really out of hand then why do bowlers tend to bowl a lot quicker in NZ/AUS/Eng pitches vs in say BD?
 
At least with that pace, days on which he gets it right he will pick some wickets. THe ones whom he's replaced Ishant, Vinay were equally bad and at least 15 kph slower. Dont mind a 145 kph bowler bowling for us
 
150 is serious pace, faster than any bowler in Pakistan ! India should stick with him and not discard him too early, a lot of fast bowlers are wayward early in their career.
 
Ishant was decimated by Faukner for 30 runs in an over recently and Aus won. But Indian selectors didn't drop him for SA and NZ tours. Aaron is far better than Ishant on any given day! So please give him few more matches to settle his rhythm.

For that to happen he has to change his name from varun aaron to varun sharma.
 
8 matches, 5 wickets, Avg- 60, SR-60. Economy rate touching 6..not much to see I am afraid.
The only reason these figures can be excused is because he is young, and very new. We need to give him a longer run. That's the same I am saying about Aaron. Why don't you guys stop getting so touchy, and see the point I am making for a change ?

1) bhatti is a bowling all rounder whilst aaron is a specialist bowler

2) cricket is not played on a calculator . Watch them bowl and you will see which one of them is better. And maybe like you , the indian selectors and bowling coaches at grass root levels are obsessed with stats rather than potential too which might be a big reason you dont produce good fast bowlers. I would back a bowler who picks 2 wickets due to sheer ability rather than the bowler who picks 4 by fluke.
 
1) bhatti is a bowling all rounder whilst aaron is a specialist bowler

2) cricket is not played on a calculator . Watch them bowl and you will see which one of them is better. And maybe like you , the indian selectors and bowling coaches at grass root levels are obsessed with stats rather than potential too which might be a big reason you dont produce good fast bowlers. I would back a bowler who picks 2 wickets due to sheer ability rather than the bowler who picks 4 by fluke.

The problem is, that I too have seen Aaron bowl in his first few matches. Please go search some of his first few matches on Youtube, and judge for yourself if those were fluke wickets.
It's biased of you to term Aaron's wickets as fluke, specially when almost all of them were clean bowled. You are judging him based on a comeback which he made after 2 years of injury. The guy is only 8 matches old, it's beyond me why people are hell bent on writing him off :facepalm:
 
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Yes that what I thought as well. But if the speed was really out of hand then why do bowlers tend to bowl a lot quicker in NZ/AUS/Eng pitches vs in say BD?

I think that's more of a perception than anything. I'd be interested to see some stats on speed gun data around the world though before I could answer that.

Off the pitch the harder OZ and SA wickets always make the ball come to the batsman quicker. It doesn't lose as much speed on the pitch. It also depends on the bowler's trajectory. They showed some video of Morkel and MJ at Centurion, both of them were timed at 145k out of the hand but because MJ has a slinging action he releases the ball lower and it skids on to the batsman while Morkel's lost more speed off the pitch.
 
The country where every young want to be a Gavaskar, Sachin, Dravid Kohli & etc, if a bowler like him produce should be encouraged.
Yes, much works need to be done with him, like

Weight: He should loss some weight to stay fit and fast & also to lengthen his carrier.

Run-Up: His run-up should be more smoother for good line & lenth.

Non Bowling Arm: His non bowling arm shouldnt be near his body for some swing & reverse swing.

I hope indian bowling coach will help him for his technical issues
 
correction

Non Bowling Arm: His non bowling arm shouldnt be (should be) near his body for some swing & reverse swing.
 
The problem is, that I too have seen Aaron bowl in his first few matches. Please go search some of his first few matches on Youtube, and judge for yourself if those were fluke wickets.
It's biased of you to term Aaron's wickets as fluke, specially when almost all of them were clean bowled. You are judging him based on a comeback which he made after 2 years of injury. The guy is only 8 matches old, it's beyond me why people are hell bent on writing him off :facepalm:

you didnt get the point. I didnt say aaron's wickets were fluke. Anyways all the best to him.
 
Wasim Akram said that Varun needs to play more and his accuracy will improve and i am not going to doubt the great man on that.Varun is only 24 and has lost almost 2 years because of injury which halted his growth.Let him play and play more.Its not that we have a Glenn Mcgrath waiting in the wings.Who will replace him?Ishant Sharma or Vinay Kumar or Mohit Sharma?These guys are equally inaccurate and 15ks less.

It would be utterly senseless for us to drop him and discard him an let trundlers play.We may have already destroyed Yadav as a bowler who was bowling well in tests and got injured and now cant get a chance ahead of Zaheer and Ishant.

Also it begs to be answered that what is our bowling coach doing?May be about time India appoints a good bowling coach who can teach these guys and not the so called strategic coaches like Simmons and Dawes.

May be Glenn Mcgrath can be approached.
 
Genuine pace should not be discarded so quickly, India should give him confidence, and he will improve...

Even after injury his pace is same, which means he doesnt want to compromise on pace, which is good to see, Acurracy will come as he gets more matches under his belt, As of now, he is fastest bowler in Asia
 
Genuine pace should not be discarded so quickly, India should give him confidence, and he will improve...

Even after injury his pace is same, which means he doesnt want to compromise on pace, which is good to see, Acurracy will come as he gets more matches under his belt, As of now, he is fastest bowler in Asia

Irfan? Wahab?
 
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