mikesiva wrote:Let's not jump the gun yet....
Ajantha Mendis had that same impact on the international scene, until the opposition analysed him on video, and worked him out. Only time will tell if he's a new Murali or a new Mendis. In terms of the style of bowler he is, he's more comparable to Mendis than Murali.
And it's one thing to be successful in ODI cricket, but quite another to have success in Tests. Let's see how well he does when he finally gets around to playing a Test match....
You're talking absolute rubbish mike!!
, for a start one of the main reasons why Mendis was "figured out" was because his silly run up meant that the batsmen could get set and play him like a medium pacer, Narine on the other hand has a normal walk up to the crease and bowls all his variations without really changing his grip, also his line and length on a consistent basis is way beyond what Mendis could produce,
People wanna compare him to Mendis only because he has the same "mystery" aspect to his game, but their styles are actually very different, Sunil is much more like Ajmal rather than Mendis, the different being Ajmal doesn't have the carom ball that Sunil has or the leg-break either!!,
I have full confidence he will step up at Test level too, he already knows he'll have to be patient, he showed that already in the four day competition, he just kept things nice and tight and kept bowling in the right areas and the wickets came, the same method will bring him wickets at Test level aswell imo, he's not just talented, the yute has INTELLIGENCE to go with it