In pictures: Bowling all-rounders
August 18, 2013
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a genuine swing bowler who has the technique and temperament to bat his team out of trouble. The 23 year old has on more than a few occasions, such as the one against Australia in the 2013 Chennai Test, contributed to the team score. ???
Vernon Philander is one of the world's top fast bowlers, certainly a part of the world's best bowling attack. The South African has taken 89 wickets from just 16 Tests but the right-hander has also shown he is very good with the bat. The 28 year old is ex???
James Faulkner, in bowling action, is another exciting bowling prospect for Australia. But like Starc, Faulkner can bat as well. In fact, it is likely he can bat better than his fellow 23 year old and can be a long-term replacement the injury-prone Shane ???
At 27, Stuart Broad has a hundred and 10 fifties in Test cricket, but one gets the feeling he has not explored his full potential with the willow yet as he prefers to focus on his bowling which gets better by the year. Having taken over 200 wickets in the???
Tim Bresnan, Broad's teammate and fellow fast bowler, has developed into England's best No 8 batsman. The 28 year old may have only yet scored three fifties but they have all been very crucial scores. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP
Yet another exciting cricketer to play for India, Ravindra Jadeja is shaping up to be a genuine all-rounder capable of batting in the top seven. As of now, he is a left-arm spinner who can bat aggressively lower down the order. At 24, he has time to be a ???
Andre Russell is a young, muscular athlete who can bat, bowl and field exceptionally well. The 25-year-old West Indian needs to improve on his consistency, especially with the ball, and he will be an automatic selection for future matches. Graham Crouch /???
Ravi Rampaul is the best fast bowler in the West Indies right now. A swing bowler who pitches on consistent line and length, he knows how to take wickets. But of late, the 28 year old is showing some promise with the bat and scored a fifty, too. He can im???
If not for injuries, Irfan Pathan would most definitely be India's premier fast bowler. The left-armer had taken over 100 wickets in Tests and one-day internationals before breaking down with one injury after another. One forgets Pathan, 29, has also scor???
Mitchell Johnson was at one stage in his career known to be the brightest spark in Australia's bowling attack. Today, the 31 year old can be called a bowling all-rounder. A nippy left-arm fast bowler, Johnson is also an aggressive lower-order batsman and ???
Ravichandran Ashwin started off as an ideal replacement for the out-of-form Harbhajan Singh, but the off-spinner can bat even better. The 26 year old already has a Test hundred from 16 matches. David Mariuz / AP Photo
Chris Woakes, who has just been picked for the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, is an ideal replacement for the injured Bresnan with similar abilities. At 24, he has time and ambition to become a genuine bowling all-rounder for England. Morne de Kl???
At 34, Robin Peterson, right, is having a bit of a renaissance in his career. The left-arm orthodox spinner is right now having a ball with the bat. He has been promoted to No 3 in limited-overs cricket and has done exceedingly well. Gemunu Amarasinghe / ???
When Ashton Agar scored 98 on Test debut against England in Nottingham this year, Glenn McGrath, the former Australian paceman, said in commentary he thought he had given the Test cap to a bowler. Indeed, Agar - a 19-year-old left-arm spinner has proved h???
Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara was always known to work very hard. Not a naturally gifted seamer, he is a great foil for the more attacking Lasith Malinga. These days, though, the 31 year old is also a dangerous batsman at No 8, using the long handle to sco???
Wayne Parnell has proven to be the go-to guy in trying circumstances, especially in the limited-overs game. The left-arm fast bowler, 24, is a great finisher with the bat and could be seen making more contributions for South Africa. Lee Warren / Gallo Ima???
Michael Starc, right, does not just share a first name with Johnson, but like his fellow Australian, is a left-arm fast bowler who bats left-handed lower down the order. Starc, like Johnson, has ability to score and score quickly, like the 23 year old did???
Like the South African Peterson, New Zealand's James Franklin has added another dimension to his game. He has become a genuine No 7 batsman and is especially feared in limited-overs cricket. There could be more to come from the 32 year old, not just for h???