Whispering Death, White Lightning, Rawalpindi Express were few names given to erstwhile speed merchants, who always bayed for batsmen’s blood with their threatening pace. A deadly fast bowler always takes pride in knocking a batsman down with his menacing bowling.
Caribbean pitches may no longer have the zing to excite express pacemen but Australia will still look to soften up West Indies with a barrage of bouncers in the upcoming test series, bowling coach Craig McDermott has said.
Having mentored many pacers in India, Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram feels fast bowling is becoming an integral part of Indian cricket with youngsters finding their heroes in the likes of Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels bowling is a big area of concern for India and the defending champions should go with two spinners rather then depending on pacers during the cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Retired Australian pacer Brett Lee is of the opinion that one of the key factors for India to defend their title successfully in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup will be to ensure their fast bowlers retain fitness.