Field Settings for Leg-Spinners

Discussion in 'Spin Bowling' started by someblokecalleddave, Dec 17, 2010.

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  1. Spin Lizard

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    Everyone on the boundary, hope for a run-out.

    It's a silly question. What field do you use, how do you try to get batsmen out?
     
  2. SLA

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    You can't just answer that question off the top of your head, you need to know far more about the batsman and the situation.
     
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    To ensure success against all batsmen I sacrifice a chicken and 2 beers the night before the game.
     
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    You mean my question or the Borthwick/Ponting/WACA scenario?
     
  5. SLA

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    The Ponting scenario.
     
  6. Spin King23

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    Is anyone able to record the MCC vs ROW game today please?
     
  7. Spin King23

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    What mind games do you guys play with the batsman? Do you know any that Warnie used?
     
  8. SLA

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    I swap the ball for an orange and bowl that at them instead. That confuses the buggers.
     
  9. someblokecalleddave

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    If you do some research, you'll find some stuff on what Warne used to do. Amol Rajan's book which I've just finished reminded me about the stuff he used to come up with before the game. Rajan said that at one point he claimed to have 16 different deliveries. search in Google pi'cs 'Big Warnie' and you'll see a lorry mounted effigy of him that was used once that was part of some marketing strategy as well as getting in the heads of our batsmen...
     
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    Whats the title of the book and what dors it talk about ?
     
  11. someblokecalleddave

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    "Twirlymen". I did start reading it a couple of years ago and gave up on it. But over my holiday I took it to read the 'Flipper' chapter as I started to read that and found that a lot more interesting than the opening chapters. He's got some interesting stuff on the Flipper in that section and right at the very end as well he has some really good suggestions and observations. The book in general is about the history of spin bowling and features some of the more notable bowlers. I liked it a lot more 2nd time round and I'm now re-reading the first few chapters. It's a good book and has got me thinking about spin bowling in a different way now.
     
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  12. Spin King23

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    I was playing a game on the weekend and I had some trouble setting fields. I bowl leg spin. What would your plan be and what field would you set to a batter in a 2 day game who likes to slog you over mid wicket and plays the slog sweep and sweep shot well? He didn't seem to have much of an off side game, but when I pushed cover back he was happy to push it to him and take a single. I only dropped shot on a few occasions in my 14 overs but when I did he played well off the back foot, though point, which after 5 overs a left open, because I didn't give him much short.
     
  13. SLA

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    Well you remember the mantra, you either adjust your bowling or your field, but not both.

    So you could have stuck with an orthodox 5-4 field but bowled outside offstump and forced him to fetch the ball from wider and wider

    OR you could have kept bowling normally, but maybe used a 4-5 field with two men out on the legside boundary as catchers.


    Its also worth remembering that the best balls to beat cross batted shots are topspinners and backspinners.
     
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    I like the advice there SLA - I wish I had the experience to be so clear headed in a match situation!
     
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    That's my T20 field with the change of:
    • 11 at deep backward square
    • 9 at midwicket
    • 2 at either side depending on the line I am aiming to bowl.
    Having 11 at a deep 45 doesn't work on the pitches and grounds I play on due to them generally being slow with small boundaries. This means 11 is there purely to stop me from being swept to death.
     
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  17. someblokecalleddave

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    Ranga, are you going to give us an explanation for such a field?
     
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    Having said that, I had someone set a field similar to that for me once. A bloke seemed only capable of hitting the ball leg-side and was doing so - trying to hit it for 6 every ball! I think there was a couple of blokes on the off-side one at mid-off half way up and the other at point but half way in. Then I was told to target the off-stump with leg breaks and the odd wrong un, so pitched it on middle and off. I think I got the bloke with a stumping off of a wrong un.
     
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    Mushtaq Ahmed v the Aussies SCG 1995 3rd test. Aggressive field.[​IMG]
     
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    Why leg spinners often have a bat pad on the leg side (to a right hand bat) when the ball is turning to the off? Because wouldn't it be more likely that catch come on the off side?
     
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