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Discussion in 'Spin Bowling' started by someblokecalleddave, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Chino#21

    Chino#21 Active Member

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    It would if the batsman were unaware of the bowler's change. It's best explained if you use a left arm off spinner. If he bowls around the wickets from close to the stumps with a high arm and pitches the ball on middle, it might turn to outside off stump. If he then bowls wide of the crease with a lower arm and again pitches the ball on middle, it might only straighten. So those who didn't notice his change in angle would believe that the ball didn't turn as much as the previous ball, when in fact it did, if you consider the different release point. But of course a batsman isn't blind and would notice such a change and react accordingly.
     
  2. SLA

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    The degree of turn is the same. A ball that is heading for middle turns to miss off, and a ball that is heading down the legside turns to hit middle. Same amount of turn, different initial direction - and easily spotted by any half-way competent batsman.

    Obviously, this becomes even less relevant should the bowler go round the wicket, because at that point the batsman gains a crucial clue in the umpire shouting out "now coming around the wicket" so he remarks his guard and adjusts his alignment accordingly. There is no element of surprise whatsoever.
     
  3. Chino#21

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    Yes I've found this to be true as well. In indoor cricket I've even switched from bowling left arm around the wickets to right arm around the wickets (decent off spin that's easy because of the light ball and the allowance of moderate chucking) and still none of the batsmen were troubled by the change. The umpire tells them "right arm around the wickets", and they are surprised for a few seconds, but then simply shake it off and face me as if I'm a right arm bowler in the first place. So even such a dramatic change doesn't really have any impact. Where it might do something is in a test match where you face hundreds of deliveries from a certain bowler from over the wickets and then suddenly have to cope with him bowling around the wickets into footmarks (as in the case of Shane Warne)
     
  4. Max Andrews

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    Hi Thivagar

    I have had a look at your video, you have a good action and look like you bowl a good leg break. It's not the best video angle but there are a few things I would recommend. You need to learn how to use your lower body to create energy, by driving your lower leg peaking your running speed into front foot plant will help you transfer your momentum into your hips. When your front foot lands your leg is too vertical, you need to drive more with your back leg so you can then brace or extend your front leg back into your hips before you release the ball. This will transfer the energy from your lower half into your upper body.

    I have the drills to help you enhance this on my upcoming biomechanics course on Pitch-Vision. You can click here to see the preview.

    Another small change you should definitely make is your run up should be in a straight line towards the target. This will help you align yourself better in your action, hence allowing you to transfer all your energy towards the target.

    Hopefully, you found the recommendations above useful. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Cheers

    Max.
     
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  5. Max Andrews

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    I played with the guy at the bowler's end, Peter Fulton. Vey knowledgeable cricketer and had some good insights on how he plays spin.
     
  6. TomBowler97

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    TWO new videos, side on and behind view! I hope you enjoy, the behind video is more focused on my action more than what the ball is doing, however I did include some bad balls like drag downs, the videos are only about 1 minute long. Recommend watching on YT for quality reasons. @Cleanprophet @boogiespinner @Max Andrews


     
  7. Max Andrews

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    Hi Tom

    Here is the link to your video analysis. http://max-andrews.thinkific.com/courses/learn-how-to-extend-the-back-leg I have included the introductory video from your last analysis as well. There are a few things that I think you should work on to improve your bowling. You’ll notice that your force vector of the direction of force to a lot more vertical than Rashid’s, this will make it difficult for you to transfer your energy efficiently towards the target. In turn, you struggle to drive and extend your back leg effectively. This means you are not generating a lot of force in your lower body, hence your upper body is having to create this force, which makes it difficult for you to be consistent. Have a look at the video analysis which goes over this in more detail. The drills that I recommend for you are the extension, drive and band drills, I have included these in the video analysis. Also, these drills will be available on my upcoming course on Pitch-Vision. Hopefully, this will help you out a bit and let me know how you get on.

    Thanks

    Max.
     
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  8. Dan Mad5

    Dan Mad5 New Member

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    Here's a link to video of my bowling from different angles. What do you guys think?
     
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  9. Dan Mad5

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    Glad you liked it, Dan. Let me know how you get on and good luck.
     
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