How To Bowl a Outswing – Part one

Well Out swinger is the delivery which curves away from the batsman, swinging in the air, before or after hitting the pitch.

A complete video analysis on how to bowl outswing

So how to bowl this kind of outswingers ?

In Brief:

Gripping the ball:

To swing the ball away from the batsman the index finger has to be rested firmly on the left edge part of the seam and the middle finger should be separated partly from the seam and should be rested little bit in softer manner on right leather part of the seam. And the direction of position of the seam has to be towards the first slip or second slip region.

Finally at the end of the day here the index finger will play the major role in shaping or swinging the ball away from the right handed batsman.

How to bowl a outswing

How to bowl a outswing

Direction of position of the seam:

Well when the ball is new and hard, to curve or swing the ball away from the batsman, the direction of position of the seam has to be towards the first slip or second slip region.

How to bowl a outswing

Here now majorly with the help of index finger and also with the support of middle finger, the direction of position of the seam is made to face towards the first slip or second slip region, which actually becomes the key in helping the moving ball to curve or swing away from the batsman in the air before or after hitting the pitch.

Position of arm:

Well to become a genuine swing bowler, high arm bowling action is preferred rather than the round arm bowling action.

So, to bowl this kind of swing bowling, the position of arm has to be raised nearly at an angle of 90 degrees or should be nearly perpendicular to with respect to horizontal shoulder level position.

How to bowl a outswing

Position of wrist:

Finally the wrist has to be cocked for the perfect release of the ball with the seam facing towards the first slip or second slip region.

How to bowl a outswing

So these are all the different things you need to concentrate when you actually swing the ball away from the  batsman.

At the end of the day this is the one way you swing the ball away from the batsman when the ball actually is new and hard.



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