Bumrah imitator lands Big Bash deal with Hurricanes

by IANS |

BRISBANE, SEP 8 : An Australian bowler who has modelled his action on India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has landed a full-time contract for Big Bash 12 as he has been picked up by the Hobart Hurricanes.Paddy Dooley, who came in as a Covid replacement player for Brisbane Heat, impressed former greats Michael Hussey and Michael Vaughan when he was thrust into the limelight last summer after a dozen Heat players were struck down with the virus.The 25-year-old spinner made an immediate impression on his debut against the Hurricanes at the Gabba in January, taking the new ball and conceding just three runs from the opening over.

He didn't take a wicket but went for just 25 runs from his four overs, with his unique 'windmill' action leaving Hussey and Vaughan mystified as to what he was bowling despite the benefit of numerous television replays, according to a report on www.cricket.com.au.

Dooley's performance must have also impressed the Hurricanes' new head of strategy, Ricky Ponting, who has signed the left-arm finger spinner on a one-year deal.

During a radio interview following his BBL debut, Dooley said the inspiration for his bowling action came from Bumrah during India's 2018-19 tour of Australia, the report said.

"He absolutely dominated and like anyone, after watching the Test you play backyard cricket and you start imitating all the players," Dooley told 4BC.

Latest News
US labour agency files complaint against Apple over discrimination Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:06 PM
German politicians criticise EP for maintaining two seats during energy crisis Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:02 PM
Power supply restored after Bangladesh national grid failure Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:01 PM
EU adopts law requiring USB Type-C in iPhones by end of 2024 Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 02:00 PM
Sony likely working on new phone with Dimensity 8000 chip Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:58 PM
Google rolls out widgets for iOS 16 Lock Screen on iPhones Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:57 PM
Thailand's economic recovery intact despite global slowdown: Central bank Governor Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:54 PM
Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma hint at Shami becoming Bumrah's replacement for T20 World Cup Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:37 PM
Jonny Bairstow is England's player of the year Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:36 PM
Bayern crush Plzen to maintain perfect record in Champions League Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:34 PM
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh return to Australia side for series v West Indies Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:29 PM
Will miss Bumrah in T20 WC, but it's an opportunity for someone else to stand up: Dravid Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:28 PM
We wanted to go early to Australia, play on some bouncy pitches in Perth: Rohit Sharma Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:27 PM
New Sony PS5 gaming consoles to be available in India soon Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:26 PM
Just days ahead of polls in Himachal, Modi inaugurates AIIMS Bilaspur Wed, Oct 05, 2022, 01:26 PM