Line and length are key but there is just no substitute for accuracy

Garfield Robinson discusses what it takes to be classed among the greats of Test-match seam bowlers

Garfield Robinson
In a way, Test match seam bowling is straightforward. For the most part, it involves the bowler running in, dropping it on a good length, at a decent pace, perhaps just outside off, hitting the seam, and then doing the same over after over. Do that as a bowler and you’re likely to get rewarded. And if there is movement to be had, you could reap a bagful.
Easier said than done, of course. Were it so easy everyone would do it. Bowling at the highest level i...

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