Nic Maddinson left-handed batter from New South Wales is typically known for his batting skills. However, the 30-year-old has come into the limelight after he imitated the action of Jasprit Bumrah as a left-arm seamer in the Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and Western Australia.
Jasprit Bumrah, who is known as one of the elite pacers in the world right now, has one of the most unique actions in world cricket. The spearhead pacer’s unorthodox action makes him different from other bowlers and difficult for the batters to play his thunderbolts. Bumrah was originally known for his death bowling skills which included his toe-crushing yorkers. But the fast bowler has developed his skills as he is able to swing the ball both ways and has emerged as an all-format pacer.
Meanwhile, Nic Maddinson, who occasionally bowls slow left-arm Orthodox spin, tried out medium pace towards the end of the game. He had a similar run-up to Bumrah. His action seemed to have brought a smile to the faces of the wicketkeeper and slip fielders. The on-air commentators were also in splits watching Maddinson bowl like a left-arm Bumrah.
Watch Nic Maddinson bowl like a left-arm Bumrah
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The Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and Western Australia ended in a draw at the W.A.C.A Cricket Ground in Perth. Western Australia was leading the match by a massive margin of 480 runs over Victoria. Nic Maddinson got just one inning for Victoria, where he batted at six and scored a 12-ball 20 that included five fours. Aaron Hardie remained unbeaten on 174 for WA while Sam Whiteman and prime accused of the sandpaper gate Cameron Bancroft were the other centurions in the game.
• Nic Maddinson copies Bumrah’s style of bowling in the Sheffield Shield final.
• Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and Western Australia ends in a draw.