Ii'S clear from the history of cricket that bowling has gone through an evolution from underarm bowling to overarm bowling.
Here it is demonstrated for hitting an overhead shot (the most-played shot in badminton, unlike tennis or squash which are primarily underarm swings).
And it wasn't some nice, looping, underarm throw that would have guaranteed the bottle would land safely in Drifter's hands, either.
He throws from a slightly underarm angle, but his pitches can reach 93 mph, an unusually high velocity for pitchers with that type of delivery.
Australia were amassing a huge score (Billy Murdoch had just scored the first Test double-century) when Lyttelton came on to propel his underarm lobs.
As a result, underarm bowling was banned from international cricket.
Latham couldn't believe his luck and gladly accepted the offer of the underarm lob from half way down the pitch to remind voters of Howard's cut and run strategy.
The Laws of Cricket and the ICC playing regulations both prohibit the bowling of underarm deliveries.
The Kiwis threatened to bowl all 50 overs underarm at the next match, but did not go through with it.
When the very original cricket balls were manufactured in the Garden of England around 1750, the underarm deliveries could not be made to swing significantly at such a low trajectory and pace.