DateLine: 26th May 2009
Nathan Bracken bowls a full length moves the ball both ways in the air and off the seam and also posses of the well disguised slower balls in international cricket. A regular in ODI and T20 Internationals he has failed to cement a place in the Test squad of the Australian team. He made his Test debut in 2003-04, but in three outings against the powerful Indian batting line-up he his lack of penetration was found out. In the ODI scenario he is rated as one of the best and one of his important qualities is that he can bring about the changes in pace when he needs and is an excellent bowler at the depth for the Australian team. He can attack as well as defend with equal ease and it is not regular to see Bracken taken to the cleaners during the death overs of a match.