The paceman thought his career may be over after rupturing his ACL jumping to celebrate a wicket in 2016 but he could now be the answer to England’s fast-bowling prayers
Pace. It felt the final frontier for England on their ill-fated voyage to Australia during the winter but, as Ed Smith plots a new course as national selector, a bowler who had to teach himself to walk again 18 months ago might offer one possible solution down the line.
Olly Stone is a right-armer capable of speeds in the mid-90s and has a claim to be the fastest in the country right now. On the first day of Warwickshire’s match against his old club, Northamptonshire, on Friday he offered the latest glimpse of his potential with two wickets, including a snorter with his first ball to remove Adam Rossington caught behind.
Written by Ali Martin at Edgbaston
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/12/olly-stone-warwickshire-england-fast-bowler under the title “Warwickshire’s Olly Stone: ‘I greet each wicket with a fist-pump now’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.