In this segment, we bring to you the bowlers with most Unconventional Bowling Style. Let’s have a look in the reverse order.
No. 4) Sohail Tanvir- Left Arm fast bowler from Pakistan lands on wrong foot at the time of delivery. Normally at the time of delivery, in the final stride, a left handed bowlers ends up on right foot. But if you closely watch Sohail Tanvir, he ends up landing on the left foot. This unconventional style has not affected his bowling and he has never tried to change his action.
No. 3) Lastih Malinga- This deadly fast bowler from Sri Lanka fondly known as ‘Slinga Malinga’ has a round arm action. His arm does not come from behind the ears. It comes from the side and from a very low height which makes it difficult for the batsman to spot the deadly Yorkers. When he plays for Mumbai Indians, the entire crowd goes Malinga, Malinga. His smile is as addictive as his lethal deliveries.
No 2) Patrick Patterson- When we talk about unconventional style, how can one forget the Caribbean fast bowler Patterson. When we talk about the unique thing about his bowling, one must see his final stride of delivery. He had this habit of dragging his right foot along with the ground, as a result, he had no choice but to “strengthen the toe end of his shoes with Steel’
No. 1) Paul Adams- If there were any award for the most unconventional bowling style ever, there is no doubt that there would be any difficulty of choosing the winner-Paul Adams, chinaman from South Africa. He held the ball with two fingers of his left hand (thumb, and the index finger) . He would look skywards at the time of delivery.He also had a very interesting style of celebrating a dismissal with a somersault.
These are top 4 Unconventional bowling styles that we have thought. There will be more such segments coming up, until then keep reading www.shamsnwags.com