Types of Slow Bowling – Leg spin

In slow bowling generally we do have four types of bowling. They are.

  • Leg Spin.
  • Off Spin.
  • Slow Left arm.
  • Left arm wrist or China Men.

LEG SPIN BOWLERS

The bowlers who does pitch the ball in and around the Leg or in Line or outside the Off stump Line and turns it away towards outside the Off stump.This type of bowling always deals in and around with the Leg, thats why they are called as Leg Spin Bowlers.The speed of Leg Spin or any other spin bowling generally ranges from 70 to 95 kmph.

Some people get confused in understanding the difference between Leg Break and Leg Spin.

ACCORDING TO SOME CRICKET INTELLECTUALS LEG SPIN AND LEG BREAK ARE DIFFERENTIATED IN THIS WAY :

Leg Spin bowler is who does spin the ball on any surface in this part of the world like even on a Fast pitches which doesn’t support spin.Fast pitches

Australian, South African, and England pitches.These Leg Spin bowlers are mostly wrist based spinners. The wrist based spinners generally can spin or rotate the ball more than compared to Finger based spinners (Leg Break bowlers). They spin the ball mostly with their wrist rather than Fingers. It rotates more with wrist rather than Fingers.The more the rotation of the ball the more it spins. There by they spin the ball on any surface in this part of the world.

Example

Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Abdul Qadir etc.Leg Break bowler is who does spin the ball on pitches which support the spin.Example

Indian sub-continent pitches.These bowlers feel difficult in spinning the ball on Fast pitches like Australian, South African and England pitches.As they are mostly finger based rather than wrist based, they spin or rotate the ball less compared to wrist based spinners (Leg Spin Bowlers). They spin the ball mostly with their Fingers rather than with their wrist. It rotates less with the Fingers compared to with their wrist.

The less the rotation of a ball the less it spins. There by they spin the ball only on pitches which support spin.

Example

Anil Kumble, Piyush Chawla, Dansih Kaneria etc.In Fast pitches due to this less rotation of a ball, the spinning seam of the ball will not be able to get nice grip or contact with the pitch (Nature of Fast pitches), there by skidding on the pitch with out any nice rotation, resulting in Less Spin.These Fast and Skidding pitches generally kills the rotation of a ball.

Where as if you are wrist based which has more seam rotation, it over comes the skidding and Fast nature of the pitch and the spinning seam of the ball will be able to get nice grip or contact with the pitch due to more rotation, there by nicely rotates after hitting the pitch resulting in nice Good Spin.

ACCORDING TO SOME OTHER CRICKET INTELLECTUALS LEG BREAK AND LEG SPIN ARE DIFFERENTIATED IN THIS WAY :

Leg Spin may be defined as the collection of different balls or variations such as Leg Break, Googly, Top Spinner, Flipper, Slider…. etc.Just it can be compared in this way that is its a armory with different arms such as Leg Break, Googly,…….etc.That means Leg Break and other arms are part of Leg Spin Bowling.

Now Leg Break bowling is defined normally as the ball which pitches in and around the leg or in Line or outside the Off Stump line and turns away towards outside the off stump irrelevant to nature of pitches.

Weapons of Leg Spin

Leg Break, Top Spinner or Over Spinner, Googly or Wrong One or the Other One, Slider or Back Spinner, Shooter, Skidder, Flipper or Quicker.off spin bowling NEXT…………..


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