Who has got the weirdest bowling action in Cricket?
Bowling action is one of the most essential part of a cricket bowler either a pacer or spinner. It helps fast bowlers maintain the pace of the delivery as well as the phenomenon of swinging the ball. On the other hand a spinner with a little tricky bowling action can easily make a batsman offer his wicket. Evolution in the game of cricket has always been a constant phenomenon and as it stands today cricket has become batsmen’s game. However the bowlers are also coming up with a number of variety not just in pace and turn but also in the mode of releasing a ball.
ICC’s recent crackdown against the bowlers having illegal bowling actions has caused a quite stir among those trying to make their name through some weirdest bowling action in cricket. However still there are some players being able to keep their limbs within the prescribed parameters of International Cricket Council besides maintaining one of the weirdest bowling action in cricket. On top of these freakiest bowling action holders stand the following players.
05 Bowlers with the weirdest bowling action in Cricket history
The Pakistani T20 specialist bowler Sohail Tanvir surely makes a cut into the weirdest bowling action in cricket world list. The 31 year old left arm quick bowler has a rapid arm action combined with a wrong foot up front that certainly confuses the batsmen expecting the ball to come slowly. Sohail Tanvir hasn’t played for Pakistan test side for quite a time now however his contribution in T20s at international and domestic level are is quite impressive.
No one has used the slower Yorker technique in fast bowling as accurately as Lasith Malinga has been doing in recent years. His late swinging dipping-in deliveries when bowled with a slingy action turn into a perfect Yorker much difficult to be handled by any batsman on the crease.
No wonders why Sri Lankan magician Muttiah Muralitharan managed to get so many wickets in international cricket. I mean if a bowler could bowl an accurate delivery without even looking at the batsman he can do anything. Despite being a legend of the game for his 800 test wickets, the Lankan spinner has been battling the critics throughout his career for his unorthodox weirdest bowling action in cricket.
The 20-year-old Shivil Kaushik is the latest addition in the list of weirdest bowling action in cricket history and so is in Indian Premier League. Representing Suresh Raina led Gujrat Lions side, Shivil Kaushik appears to be the second version of the former South African spinner Paul Adams. This unorthodox china-man has certainly re memorized one of the freakiest bowling action in cricket history.
Listed no. 1 in the list of weirdest bowling action in cricket history the former South African china-man was a real mystery for the batsmen at least in the beginning. Unlike Muttiah Muralitharan, who used to face sky while delivering the ball, both Paul Adams and Shivil Kaushik end up facing towards covers instead of looking at the batsman.