Archive for the ‘Will Swanton’ Category


Usman Khawaja hits the headlines in OZ

January 2, 2016


Usman Khawaja: the pull shot that proved he would be a star

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Starc Magic: In the Footsteps of Alan Davidson

June 15, 2015

Will Swanton, in The Australian,11 June 2015, with the title “Starc reveals his six vital steps to yorker bliss”

The ball that made Jacques Kallis’s bails spin like catherine-wheel fireworks in the BBL. The ball that hummed and swerved past New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in a pivotal moment of the World Cup final. The signature ball. The money ball. The curve ball. The fast ball. The curving fast ball. The inswinging, sand­shoe-crushing and stump-splintering 150km/h yorker from Mitchell Starc. The most lethal ball in world cricket. “I’ve spent a lot of time on trying to get it right,” Starc told The Australian ahead of the second Test against West Indies at Kingston’s Sabina Park. “A lot of work has gone into it, trying to get it right.


“Alan Davidson was part of the Western Suburbs cricket club in Sydney, where I’m from, and he always mentioned something like, ‘Your final six balls at practice should be yorkers’. Read the rest of this entry ?