Fast Bowlers

Glenn McGrath to train India's fast bowlers

Glenn McGrath has signed up to guide India's current and future fast bowlers for the next five years, giving a boost to the country's young talent.

Jackson Bird says injuries to fast bowlers are not down to 'easier' road

Jackson Bird

Daniel Lane Test paceman Jackson Bird has challenged the notion that today's breed of fast bowler is ''softer'' than previous generations as he, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins battle to return...

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Fast bowlers face gruelling shield program, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Four top pacemen in rehab and that's before six Shield games in seven weeks.

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Test legend Alan Davidson scoffs at rotation policy for fast bowlers

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Daniel Lane Alan Davidson, 84, laughed at the notion he has probably bowled more deliveries in his Sydney backyard over the past 10 days while preparing to open the attack in a charity T20 match than Australia's...

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Why our young fast bowlers keep breaking down

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Peter Brukner Injuries to James Pattinson and Pat Cummins have been devastating - but can they be avoided?

Cathryn Fitzpatrick relishing role at helm of Australia's Southern Stars

Setting the platform: Southern Stars coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick, right, says the players are well looked after but they are expected to perform.

Jesse Hogan Once the world's fastest female bowler, Cathryn Fitzpatrick is now delivering for Australia from the other side of the fence, as coach of the Southern Stars.

Ajinkya Rahane scores century as India crush England

Ajinkya Rahane leaves the field after being dismissed for 106.

Ajinkya Rahane's maiden one-day international hundred has set the seal on a crushing nine-wicket series-clinching win over England in the fourth ODI at Edgbaston.

South Africa survive scare as Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya delivers hat-trick

Prosper Utseya became just the second Zimbabwean to take a hat-trick in a one-day international but South Africa still pulled off a 61-run victory in Friday's tri-series clash.

'I'm feeling as fit as I've ever been': Mitchell Starc prepared for Test comeback

Mitchell Starc

Ben Horne With fitness a concern for a number of Australia's fast bowlers, left-armer Mitchell Starc says he's physically prepared to power through the next two years of cricket.

Nathan Lyon, Michael Clarke back for Australia's tri-series clash with Zimbabwe

Ben Horne Australia have realised they must utilise spin more effectively if they're to win the one-day tri-series in Harare, with Nathan Lyon to be recalled to face Zimbabwe on Sunday.

South Africa defeats Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-off Test

South African opener Alviro Petersen hits out in the second innings as the Proteas chased 41 for victory.

South Africa has beaten Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in their one-off Test at Harare Sports Club.

England captain Alastair Cook focused on series win

Alastair Cook

Just two Tests ago, six former England cricket captains were leading the call for incumbent Alastair Cook's head and doubting the durability of fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

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Pssst: The day 'Pup' bottled it

Michael Clarke

Linda Pearce Back in 2003, Michael Clarke was a young, uncapped batsman on his first tour of the West Indies.

Jimmy Anderson should keep sledging India

Jimmy Anderson.

Michael Vaughan The game is weighted in favour of the batsmen, so you cannot blame bowlers and fielders for using any little extra edge to help them take wickets.

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Peter Siddle puts meat on his bones, not his diet, in bid for pace

Peter Siddle of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.

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James Anderson admits he turned the air blue over Ravindra Jadeja

Abusive language ... England fast bowler James Anderson

Derek Pringle James Anderson has won two man-of-the-match awards and been man of the series already this season, but he would not win many prizes for clean language after details emerged of his sledging against...

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If Alastair Cook fails at Lord's he ought to step down

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Geoff Boycott Captain will come good again but if he does not score runs in next Test he should go back to Essex, writes Geoffrey Boycott.

Veteran Matt Prior shows his age in England Test against India

Ups and downs: English wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been struggling behind the stumps.

Simon Hughes It had been a wretched summer for Matt Prior even before this week. But after a day spent diving, often in vain, to gather England’s scattergun bowling, and in which he missed two decent...

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Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka

Dale Steyn (right) rushes to celebrate with A.B. de Villers (left) after having Lahiru Thirimanne caught in the slips.

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting line-up to seal a 153-run win in the first Test.

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Fast bowler Peter Siddle to chase more pace in bid for Test recall

Peter Siddle: the race for pace.

Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle will this week begin a training regimen focused on regaining his pace, and with it his fast-bowling berth in the Test team, for the October series against Pakistan and the home-summer...