I was watcing a yester year match between england vs india test 1974 highlights.
1st Test: England v India at Manchester, Jun 6-11, 1974 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
The england bowling side had fast bowlers. Of them chris old had an incredible bowling action, also bowling action of michael hendricks is cool. They bowled tandem with bob willis. While other bowlers were derek underwood, who bowled fast slow left arm offspin. And i even checked in their bowling records they are great. Also bowling was tony greig. So this bowling english team of 1974 was a formidable side.
Fast swing seam and short bowling.
Funny that no indian batsmen of 1974 never used to wear a helmet(headgear), neither forearm guard, neither chestguard and nor a thigh guard. Some used to wear a thigh guard, old fashioned gloves and only legpads! So they used to hook and pull over short balls. Even the stumps seem long and heavy. The popping crease also seems wide.