Fast bowler

Shivam Mavi was India’s joint second highest wicket-taker in the U-19 World Cup. Photo: AFP

How India learnt to bowl fast

5 min read . 14 Feb 2018
The one silver lining in India’s humiliating defeat by South Africa in Cape Town was the performance of India’s fast bowling attack led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Photo: AFP

The rise of Indian fast bowlers

1 min read . 12 Jan 2018
Wahab Riaz (left) has been key to Pakistan’s rise. Photo: Reuters<br />

Pakistan pace survives ‘tuk-tuk’

6 min read . 08 Sep 2016
(From left) Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Photographs by: Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times, Prakash Singh/AFP, James Elsby/PTI respectively<br />

Faster they come, faster they go

7 min read . 10 Feb 2016
South Africa’s AB de Villiers (right) during the fourth day of the fourth Test cricket match between India and South Africa at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on 6 December, 2015. Photo: AFP <br />

Striking a balance

7 min read . 07 Dec 2015
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The improbabilities of Zaheer Khan

17 min read . 29 Nov 2015
West Indian cricketer Malcolm Marshall (left) and All Blacks’ Jonah Lomu.<br />

Go well, Malcolm and Jonah

5 min read . 28 Nov 2015
Ishant Sharma. Photo: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters<br />

Ishant Sharma: picking up pace

5 min read . 02 Sep 2015
Umesh Yadav bowling at a World Cup warm-up match in Adelaide. Photo: Theo Karanikos/AFP<br />

The fast bowler conundrum

4 min read . 21 Feb 2015
Sharma has got just five five-wicket hauls from over 55 Tests. Photo: SNPA, Ross Setford/AP<br />

Troubled times for Ishant Sharma

5 min read . 19 Feb 2014
<br />Vulnerable: The fast bowler is the most susceptible to injuries in cricket because of the stress the bowling action puts on the body.<br />

Beyond the cover drive

4 min read . 27 Feb 2012
<br />Backup: Wicketkeepers standing close behind is not a new practice. PTI<br />

Bring on the cow corner

3 min read . 18 May 2011