Young prospective fast bowlers from Boscobelle to Bangalore, who are computer savvy, could soon have the opportunity to enhance their craft from one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, but it will not be free.
Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee will coach aspiring fast bowlers through an online programme to be launched next year, Australian media reports said today.
Lillee, who ran the MRF pace foundation in Chennai for 25 years before handing charge to compatriot Glenn McGrath this week, said he wanted to continue sharing his knowledge with young cricketers.
“I still want to keep my hands in coaching,” the 63-year-old told the Press Trust of India, adding that he would launch the Dennis Lillee online coaching for fast bowlers next April.
“The software that I will use will help me analyse problems faced by a bowler after receiving images of his run-up, bowling action and delivery stride.
“Every small detail of the image will be examined and an analysis made, which will then be sent back to the bowler.”
Lillee said a team of experts would help in the online project, which he plans to run as a business proposition.
“It will not be free,” he said. “I will be looking for sponsors to support the project.”
Lillee, widely acclaimed as one of the finest fast bowlers to grace the game, claimed 355 wickets in 70 Tests at an average of 23.92 before ending his 13-year career in 1984.
He also took 103 wickets in 73 one-day internationals.