Slower Ball Variations And Techniques – Video Tutorials

Generally we got four different types of grips to bowl different slower deliveries. Depending on your comfort you got to adopt the best one which actually suits you.

1) Initially seam up the ball, once your run up gets started change the grip in such a way that your thumb should be shifted slowly on central left leather part of the seam so that the ball gets pushed slightly inside closer to the palm.

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques - Gripping

The theory here is when ever the ball gets closer to palm, the releasing speed decreases accordingly.

2) Increase the gap slowly between middle and index fingers such that the seam of the ball has to be in between them. The releasing point has to be between index and middle fingers which ensures the lesser releasing speed when bowled from front of the hand.

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

Releasing Point

3) Make sure that the middle finger is slowly shifted to right central leather part of the seam so that you can roll the ball (just like off cutter) majorly with the help of index finger. At the end of the day the ball will be released slowly moving into the batsman after hitting the pitch.

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

 

4) Fourth and final grip is nothing but you have to seam up the ball (Regular Grip) and release it from back of the hand. The speed of the ball becomes slower and bounces (surprising factor for a batsman). Since it is released from back of the hand it spins over the top thereby resulting in bounce. One remark on this kind of slower ball is, it is easily judged by the batsman since it is released from back of the hand.

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

Slower Ball Variations And Techniques

 

Remember that the whole act of shifting the grip has to be done during your run up, before actually reaching your bowling crease.

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