Wayne Parnell nearly echoes French philosopher Rene Descartes when he says only those bowlers who think would exist in cricket's slam-bang format.
New Delhi: Twenty20 cricket is a constant battle of wits and bowlers who cannot think on their feet will end up cannon-fodder, says South African pace bowler Wayne Parnell.
Representing Pune Warriors in this year's Indian Premier League, the 21-year-old left-arm seamer has seen how harshly some bowlers have been treated by unheralded batsmen such as Paul Valthaty and Bharat Chipli.
Parnell nearly echoes French philosopher Rene Descartes when he says only those bowlers who think would exist in cricket's slam-bang format. "Batters come breaking new ideas every day. But I think as a fast bowler, you just need to be one step ahead," Parnell said.
IPL Punjab batsman Valthaty, who does not make the cut even for Mumbai's Ranji Trophy squad, blasted an unbeaten 63-ball 120 against Chennai, while Deccan Chargers' Chipli, a veteran of just 15 firstRead More »from Only thinkers survive T20, says Parnell