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Top 6 crazy batting and bowling styles in cricket

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Cricket is a game of full of inventive and creative game, where a bowler or batsmen play with unique styles to get in the heads of opposition so they could dominate over them.

We will be looking at top six crazy batting and bowling styles in cricket, three each for both.


1. Shivnarine Chanderpaul


West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul is one of the top cricketers that have represented his side. He has an interesting stance, standing wide of his crease. It was a front-on stance, with his body standing at the 90-degree-angle of the conventional batting position.

2. Fawad Alam


Pakistan’s left-hander also had a similar batting stance like Shivnarine Chanderpaul. It is also a front-on stance, with his body standing conventional at 90 degree batting position like Chanderpaul’s.

3. Kevin Pieterson


One of the finest England batsman, Kevin Pieterson kept his feet wider apart than any other modern-day batsman. The rear part of his body would always be a bit higher and the backlift will be soaring.


1. Paul Adams

Perhaps the most strangest bowling action the world has seen, South Africa’s Paul Adams was first noted in the 1996 World Cup which was held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. His bowling style involved taking a slow and small run up and then a high jump, before giving his neck a jerk. Former English batsman Mike Gatting described it as “Frog in a blender.”

2. Lasith Malinga

One of the greatest Sri Lankan bowlers in world cricket, Lasith Malinga bowls with a side arm action, which caught the eyes of many spectators and found him difficult as he became better and better. Many young fans have tried action and his action has earned him the nickname “Slinga.”

Watch the young Lasith Malinga when he was making his Test debut against Australia.

3. Jasprit Bumrah

India’s Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the best finds for them in cricket. Bumrah has a wide-arm action, and as he takes the jump after running in hard to bowl, his hands create an awkward pose of a clock which also gives a satisfying release. With such action, his yorkers are delivered perfectly.

Watch all of his 18 wickets in 2019 world cup.

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