When you think you have seen all the things in cricket, the game throws up a surprise. Watch the video below- it would be the funniest bowling action you would have seen. The video was uploaded on the official Instagram account of Somerset County team.

It seems the match was a lower-level club match or a corporate tournament as the match was being played on a mat pitch. The action was effective also as the batsman got confused and gave away his wicket.

#InstaAdvent Day 13 – Here’s a little Xmas treat – check out this bowling action! __

A video posted by Somerset County Cricket Club (@somersetcricketofficial) on

On the post,  it was written that the video was an early Christmas gift.

Though the action was the weirdest action you would have seen, the international cricket has no dearth of bowlers with unconventional action- some of them had great careers too.

When we talk of unconventional bowling actions, the first name that comes to mind is Muttiah Muralitharan. The retired Sri Lankan great had an awkward action, but he ended up taking the highest wickets ever in Test cricket.

Another Sri Lankan bowler, Lasith Malinga had a slinging action. Because of his action and quick pace, batsmen had problems facing him.

Pakistan’s Mushtaq Ahmed also had a different action that would confuse batsmen.


South Africa’s Paul Adams also had a rather interesting bowling action. Though he didn’t get as much success as Muralitharan and Malinga.


Currently, India’s Jaspreet Bumrah has an unconventional angle and he has been doing well in the international circuit for India.