Our basic knowledge about bowling has been completed in last episode, now we are moving towards our core basics, First we will explain the Bowling Grips for Fast Bowler, so let’s start………..
This is one of the key factor of bowling and the way of holding the Ball
between your fingers is simply called Gripping of Ball in cricketing language,
variation in grip has a major influence on the
outcome of a delivery, it may be
different from bowler to bowler or type of bowler, Ball can be gripped in many
ways, I am explaining the gripping with all different ways…..
Plz see the pictures to understand the position of the
fingers for different kind of bowling grip.
Fast Bowling Grip – Hold the ball on seam with index and middle finger on top duly touching each other and thumb at the bottom of the ball.
Slower ball grip - Hold the ball on seam with index and middle finger on top, make a gap between the fingers out of the seam and thumb at the bottom of the ball
Off cutter - Hold the ball on seam with index and middle finger on top, Index finger should be on seam and middle on slight right side of the ball (Right hand bowler) and slight left (Left arm bowler) and thumb at the bottom of the ball.
Leg Cutter – Hold the ball on seam with index and middle finger on top, middle finger should be on seam and index finger on slight left side of the ball (Right hand bowler) and slight right side (Left arm bowler) and thumb at the bottom of the ball.
Inswinger - An inswinger is bowled by holding the cricket ball with the seam vertical and the first two fingers slightly across the seam so that it is angled a little to the leg side. Once the ball has worn and been polished so that one side is rougher than the other, the rough side is placed on the leg side
Outswinger - An outswinger is bowled by holding the cricket ball with the seam at an angle and the first two fingers running along either side of the seam. The ball must be released at 12 o'clock height. The hands should move slightly towards the left at follow through and must push down for more back-spin
Knuckle Ball - In the sport of cricket, a knuckle ball (or knuckleball) is a type of delivery employed by a fast bowler, and a type of slower ball. ... The ball is bowled by the bowler positioning the ball on the knuckles of their index and middle finger, instead of in the fingers themselves
Cross Seam – As the name suggest, Hold the ball with cross seam, can either land on the smooth leather side of the ball and skid on possibly keeping low or zipping off the pitch. While bowling with seam by new ball, if it swings a lot and unable to control, it has been suggested to grip the ball with cross seam by bowler.
Please examine the physical condition of our kid, If he is strong in his built and having power to deliver fast ball, than you can go with fast balling techniques, After covering this topic, I will move to Spin balling as well, So don’t worry, I will cover each and every aspect of cricket in my series.
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