Flipper and Normal Quick Delivery

Let us know the difference between the Flipper and Normal quick delivery (Don’t get confused you will be understanding very soon).

If we compare the quicker delivery in Normal or Fast bowling with the Flipper (sudden) we get a thin line making the difference between them.

Let us understand the concept behind it.

In Normal or Fast bowling when you bowl you can notice very carefully the hand or high arm, Wrist and fingers (fore and middle) will be behind the ball with the seam at the time of releasing point.The thing here we need to understand is the concept behind the rotation of the ball. So when we bowl normally the ball rotates in south direction or in reverse direction or in back direction with the seam after released from hand.

After pitching it becomes slower before and while hitting the bat. That means there is a difference in speed from releasing point to before hitting the bat. Let us say that speed difference be some ‘x’ value (Lesser the speed difference the more quicker and sudden).

So now when you bowl Flipper you can notice very carefully the Wrist will be on left side of the ball and fingers (fore and middle) will be on top of the seam (across) at the time of releasing point.

At that scenario when you observe the rotation of the ball very carefully the direction of the ball will be in North i.e the ball rotates in North direction or in forward direction or in straight direction with the seam at the time of releasing point (i.e after releasing from hand).

Here also after pitching it too becomes slow before and while hitting the bat, But let us now come to the, the big thin line difference between Normal quick and Flipper.

As we know from above explanation in Normal quick bowling the ball rotates in South direction with the seam straightly and said that the speed difference of the ball between the releasing speed and before hitting the bat would be some value ‘x’.

But in Flipper if you bowl with the same speed, as the ball rotates in North direction or in forward direction or in straight direction with the seam straightly the speed of the ball will be more and more after pitching compared to Normal quick delivery. Since the ball rotates in North direction the seam of the ball pushes with more force after pitching (compared to in Normal quick delivery) and there by decreasing the speed difference between the releasing speed and the speed before hitting the bat.

This implies the speed difference in Flipper will be much lesser compared to value ‘x’ (as we said in Normal quick delivery).

So here the important thing is the speed difference between the releasing point and before hitting the bat.

  • The lesser the speed difference the greater the quick and sudden.
  • The more lesser the speed difference the more sudden and quicker.
  • Of course both the Normal quicker and Flipper are quicker but the Great Flipper is more sudden compared to Normal one (Due to less speed difference).
  • You cannot use the word sudden for Normal quick deliveries (For the same speed of testing).

At last due to its less speed difference and rotation of the ball (North direction) makes it sudden and hence we use the word FLIPPER (Flip= sudden movement) rather than compared to other quick deliveries.

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