Unorthodox bowling actions have been difficult to control but can be very effective in any format and those bowlers have the ability to win matches on their own. Injuries are common for these sets of bowlers with unorthodox actions and it is very important for them to be managed properly by the team.
Their uniqueness among the bowlers keeps the batsmen guessing and they are not easy to face for the batsmen too. They are different from other bowlers with their jumps, strides, and run-ups too. It is time to look at 5 bowlers with the most unorthodox bowling actions.
5 Bowlers With The Most Unorthodox Bowling Actions:
The Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidharan was one of the greatest bowlers in the world and he was the first bowler in cricket history to pick up 800 wickets in 133 Tests at an average of 22.7. The off-spinner had a weird action that never showed the batsmen what he brings out in the hand.
Muralidharan’s action was always under the radar, and he was also very effective in ODI cricket to picking up 534 wickets in 35o games at an average of 23.1. His “dhoosra” was very effective as it spun in the opposite direction and he bowled at a good pace too. He is currently serving as a bowling coach in IPL for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.