ISLAMABAD – Legendary Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram said that The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New Zealand and it will be challenging for fast bowlers.
Wasim Akran said that first-timers may get excited with the bounce on Australian pitches and try to bowl short, but bowling short of a good length and variations in pace have become the main weapon for bowlers in limited-overs cricket
While revealing the tips for good performance Wasim advised the fast bowlers to keep fit, put yourself in the hard work and practice well.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New Zealand, which means it entails double the hard work.
Sultan of swing further said that bowlers will have to need to be extra fit to tackle with the pitches in Australia and by that I mean that they will need to have a strong back.
“Once you attain the needed fitness, that’s half the job done,” Wasim Akram said.
But besides offering good bounce to the bowlers, these pitches help stroke-play and any batsman pulling, cutting and hooking can score runs freely. The first timers get excited with the bounce and try to bowl short, which is not advisable.
Wasim said that the pitches in Adelaide and Sydney offer more help to the spinners and are also good for batting and the MCG pitch can assist seam bowlers, but the bounce there often helps the batsmen.
“In Australia, the seam of Kookaburra balls gets soft very quickly and it becomes difficult for bowlers to seam the ball into or away from the batsman. But since the pitches are skiddy the true bounce can help the bowlers,” he added.
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