Adam Gilchrist stood behind the sticks for some really world class speedsters and spinners and rarely did he find himself in trouble keeping against them simply because his keeping skills were so good.
But there was one bowler who really tested Gillie’s keeping skills and the funny thing is that he was not even a specialist bowler, but, a part timer.
And Guess who that part timer was? It was Michael Bevan.
As per Gilchrist, the reason why he found Bevan the most difficult to keep for was because of the variations in his bowling and also because of the inconsistency in his line.
Bevan was a wrist spinner and that too a southpaw wrist spinner. So, he couldn’t quite figure out from his hands which way he was going to spin the ball.
Secondly because of the fact that Bevan didn’t use to bowl on a regular basis, he didn’t have that much of control over his direction and he would always err in terms of his line. . (more…)