I was reading about new zealand fast bowlers of the modern cricket, and i found that since 2000, there have been very few debuts in their side. Their fast bowlers like chris martin, mills, j.franklin are said to be slow medium fast bowlers. Though their height and bowling action seem quick. Even 1996 fast bowler simon doull is said to be a slow medium bowler. Their only fast bowler after richard hadlee is said to have been shane bond.
So i have to pressume that after the 1982 england's fastest bowlers, the modern day bowlers are slow. How can one calculate if a bowler is fast or not, after leg glance the fastest bowlers deliveries race towards the boundaries quick.
The modern fast bowlers i think the more they are taller the more slower they are. Like nathan bracken who uses the pitch seam conditions but in one dayers had wicketkeeper keeping like a spinner. Other tall bowlers like v.prasad, j.srinath, cameron cuffy etc run in slow with a long run-up and bowl very slow in their odd test matches were they never took much wickets. While there are some exceptions like c.ambrose and c.walsh. But i think the most fastest bowlers are those who are of mid height like just 5'8''. They have very quick pace run-up and bowl a good wicket taking line length.
I was viewing some yester years sharjah matches of 1988 of sri lanka bowlers. Their bowlers height was much more than viv richards, so sri lankan fast bowlers like a.mel, ratnayake etc were very tall 6'2'' but with slow run-up and seaming bowling techniques.
Then what if the actual height of waqar younis is 5'7'' and other pakistani team mates average height is 5'3''. Sometimes i think shoiab akhtar height in his early career days seems just 5'6''. And newcomer cheema height 5'5''.
So does that mean fast bowlers require agility and quickness, then a shorter man runs up much quicker and bowls much quick.
It also occurs to many times that watching fast bowling of shoiab akhtar and shane bond is quite similar. There seems to be hindrance in the human eyes that we assume that they are bowling fast. Infact if you see correctly both are very slow bowlers bowling some deliveries very slow! You might be thinking that i am talking foolish, but really a good batsman can easily hit on the bowling of shoiab akhtar and shane bond.
I like instead bowling of paul jarvis who had whippy action and his yorkers used to rock the batsmen. Here in this england vs india 1993 tour he is seen bowling...! He could be an ideal coach too and could seam fast as well.