“Fast bowlers might play one format of cricket in future!”
Australian fast bowler James Pattinson raised high concern about the future of fast bowling saying the circle has been shrinking for the pacers amidst increasing volume of cricket matches with the time. Pattinson himself has fallen into a severe back stress fracture injury and in a recovering state now. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পেসারদের জন্য প্যাটিনসনের পরামর্শ]
While talking to cricket.com.au. Pattinson said there might a time come when fast bowlers will be seen in a single format of cricket; he said, “I think with the amount of cricket you’ve got now, with all three formats … you’ll probably see bowlers will probably stick to the one format, or not as much one-day stuff.”
“England do it well with their bowlers, they’ve got specialist one-day players, and you see Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson just playing Test cricket, and that seems to do quite well for them,” Pattinson said referring to the example of England cricket team who has already adopted the procedure of having a different set of fast bowlers for different formats.
“I think I pretty much got it right last time, I probably just bowled for a bit too long. I got through a year and then with the Bangladesh series (approaching), I was straight back into bowling. It’s just about being smart about when there’s opportunities to have a bit of a rest – feet up and go again, rather than just trying to go all year round,” the 28 year old fast bowler said.
“I never doubt my ability in getting back there – obviously it’s just the history with injuries. That’s the thing, whether I can get back. It’s pretty hard, Test cricket bowling. Whether my body allows me, I will be doing everything I possibly can to get back there,” he added.