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Ben Hilfenhaus

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Squizza, Mar 6, 2006.

Put it out there
  1. Tazwegian

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    Because he isn't a particularly good one day bowler.

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    I wish he could play on sunday in the T20. His bowling in the first couple of games he played was brilliant. His loss has put a large hole in the Hurricanes attack. Anyone who is accurate & swings i,t will have success in all forms of the game.
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    Yes, and a month ago he wasn't a particularly good test bowler either.
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    exactly. and pitching it up usually leads to bounce that is harder to predict, which for mine bounce is far more important than pace.
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    I read a while back before Hilf got back into the side that he had done remedial work the the Tassie Fast bowling coach, and they found that at test level a couple of flaws had crept into his bowling style, resulting in him not swinging the ball late (he was swinging it earlier, so batsmen found it easy to react to the swing) and that he was to side on.

    They traced that he sub consiously was doing this to protect sore areas in his body.

    Now that he doesnt have issues with soreness and that he is bowling as he was at the start/prior to getting into the test side originally, he is bowling with more pace and with late swing, which the combination of both have contributed (with the awfulness of the Indian bats) to Hilf accumalating more wickets been more dangerous.

    Its easy to forget (this applies to both Siddle and hilf) that not all bowlers are world beaters/top of the game at such a young age, and the prime bowling ages is usually late 20s/early 30s as bowlers if not devasted by injuries, have the bodies at there strongest, and they have worked out the kinks, plus developed the consistency and accurracy of bowling (Mitch Johnson is an exception).

    James Anderson for England is a wonderful example of this. Early in his career he was in and out of the English side, but over the course of his maturation, he has developed consistency, and patterns with multiple different types of bowlers to be in the top few pacemen in the world.
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    No, Hilfy has always been a good test player in my opinion, he just had one awful series against England. He did very well in the previous ashes and was man of the match in the only game he played against WI. However, Hilfy doesn't have any form in the OD format. I am a big fan of Hilf's, but before I would back him in to play ODIs, I would want to see him get some form behind him in the domestic comp.
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    could not give two shiny shites about the shorter forms...
    anyway. Hilfy. Set for a massive 2012 in tests.

    lets get the crystal ball out.
    first up. should bring up his 100th wicket in the third test, WI!
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    what an effort in the second dig!
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    Yes he bowled well but tbh, his three wickets were more of a case of the Windies ordinary batting. Barath was bowled of a straight half volley through a huge gate, Braithwaite flashed at a short and wide one and Edwards played all around a length ball on leg stump.
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    This thread still makes me laugh. Absolute gold.
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    If he didnt get those 3 wickets in 6 balls. Pattinson probably comes in for him!

    Glad he got the wickets though! He needs to bowl at 140, swing the ball and he is always in my 11!

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    You could say that about every single wicket in cricketing history. Next.
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    Big Summer coming up for straya's #1 swinger!
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    8 to go for the 100th wicket
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    DAMN
    thought the hilf had his 1st!
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    2/73 from 33 overs
    pretty fair result for some hardwork on a flat deck:thumbsu:
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    I see the late swing is back!
    onya hilfy:thumbsu: bowling pretty well here

    has kept an end tight well when not taking a wicket to.
    there is not enough value in that. SA bowlers just can't seem to do that..
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    Mate, I love Hilfenhaus as much as anyone, but are you seriously going to bump this thread every time he takes a wicket?
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    Join the hilfy Fap Fest!:D
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    Rubbish batting doesn't make it good bowling. Somebody has to get them though.
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    Author says hilfy is no certainty for hobart
    needs to work on the action a little more.
    hopefully he comes back strong
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    Depends on who is writing the story.