Dale Steyn's action

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If anyone has a slow motion vedoe of Steyn's action, particularly the last bit when he does something with his wrist that looks suspiciously like throwing a javelin, could they please post it ?

He clocks his wrist in a manner that worries me and may be the explanation for his uncanny bounce and swing.

It may well be legal but it sure is different !

Am I being paranoid or has anyone else noticed this ?

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I don't know about him

I don't know about him throwing the ball, but from what I see, his action has changed quite a bit from his earlier days. Pace has dropped too. Still, he's accurate and on the money as ever.

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Lots of bowlers use their

Lots of bowlers use their wrist. Take a look at Praveen Kumar's action. To throw your elbow must bend and straighten, if he isn't throwing there is no issue. It is totally legal to cock your wrists. Bowlers have been doing it for years.

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It's a fine technique and not throwing

Lot's of fast bowlers use their wrists that way to extract extra bounce, seam movement and at times to release the bowl perfectly. It's not chucking. Like Hilal has mentioned above, Praveen Kumar is a good example.

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Praveen Also....

Praveen is another one who worries me with regard to certain deliveries. He makes them come in sharply when he does that thing with his wrist.

I would love a slow motion replay of either Steyn or Praveen...does anyone have one ?

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You are right. He uses his

You are right. He uses his wrist to bowl. Not every time though. Such bowlers are called "wrist seamers". Very uncommon to find them in today's game, but extremely lethal because the bowl leaves his hand a tad second later than expected. That is one of the reasons why he gets so much reverse swing with the old ball. It is not illegal because his elbows are perfectly straight. You would usually notice his wrist action in a live game, not on tv (unless slow motion).

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This is very funny to post

This is very funny to post this from a supporter of the country what gave us muralitharan

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