Pak bowlers train at MRF Pace Academy

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Pakistani bowlers Mohammad Khalil, Mohammed Asif, Riaz Afridi and Mohammad Irshad are training at the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai.

Chennai: Pakistani bowlers Mohammad Khalil, Mohammed Asif, Riaz Afridi and Mohammad Irshad are training at the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai. "Cricket is advancing and the technique is also changing so we try to learn something from every coach," said Mohammed Asif. Special training This training comes from Denis Lillie, under whose tutelage many formidable seamers have emerged. "There aren't many guys who move the ball as much as some years ago. The reason is one-day cricket where you've got to keep the ball in a certain area, sometimes almost a free hit for the batsman," Lillie said. "These guys certainly mover the ball and they've got a little bit of extra pace," he added. Special care The MRF Pace Foundation holds round-the-year programmes, and its trademark is clearly the tailor-made scientific training that the game currently demands. "Fast bowling coaching is not generalised. We do it on a need-base. We identify the mistakes and offer a solution so they can improve," said T A Shaker, Chief Coach, MRF. No wonder then, that the MRF Pace Foundation has continued to grow in popularity since it was established in1987, now being known as the mecca for fast bowlers.
Topics : Cricket Pakistan
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