sarabjit ladda...

shared by straight point on Thursday, March 18, 2010

as i said in my first post of this ipl season that i will keep an eye on a domestic talent... one bowler which has caught my eye is... sarabjit ladda...

ladda bowls fastish leg break... is more in the molds of kumble than say amit mishra... and like kumble he has a good control and is always at the batsmen with impeccable line and length... his strength also makes him bit predictable but the variation in pace and trajectory makes up for that...

he seems to be unfazed by the batsmen looking to score quick off him... as if bowling in power plays is not enough challenge in itself... he seems to relish the challenge of ball thrown at him inside first six overs of a t20 match ... a sign of sound temperament so crucial for a spinner...

i would really look forward to him bowling on a wicket that has bit of pace and bounce coz i think that kind of pitch will suit him best... i hope delhi daredevils will show the same temperament in dealing with him and won't confine him to dugout after an indifferent performance coz any bowler can go for runs in a t20 game...

with some experience ladda will learn how to use shoulders and body at the time of delivery and will surely add more tricks of trade... this is where i feel he should not hesitate to talk to the greats like kumble and warne whenever ipl throws chance to him in the form of encounter against the team they represent...

one thing is for sure... we will hear more about ladda as the ipl progress more towards business end and beyond that...

who says there is a shortage of spin talent in india... if only the powers that be look beyond the big names and stars... which is what they are actually being paid for...

7 comments:

Som said...

Particularly logve the way he angles into the crease and then makes that springy jump, as if had stepped on a mine. Nice, plucky spinner.

straight point said...

yes... plucky is the apt word to describe ladda...

soon he will become ladda-la of many... :)

greyblazer said...

I haven't seen Ladda but I liked what I saw of Pandey and Pujara.

Pandey still looks to slog but if he matures as a player he is going to be a good player as he picks the length very quickly.

Pujara isn't suited for T/20 but I think he has a good technique.

straight point said...

yes GB... pandey will surely mature with time and he is interesting prospects at hand... lets see how he fares in up-coming season...

straight point said...

...and about pujara... although he has not set the ipl in blaze but he has shown good technique... i also feel kkr think tank is showing enough confidence in him...

Soulberry said...

Ladda has plenty promise and potential but less than what PP Chawla has.

straight point said...

its early days sb!

we both agree that he has promise... now how he develops this promise into performance is the matter of learning cycle... lets hope he comes through shining to keep the spin legacy going... :)

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