Sunday, July 5, 2020
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…..
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.
Keep watching, Keep following , Keep practicing …….
An outer line of bowling introduction has given in our last two episodes, now we will move to our core training and techniques, Bowling is more technical and need more physical strength in comparison to batsman, Bowler needs more fitness, work out and working on techniques..
So firstly will share the component of balling and will describe the same point wise
a. Pre Delivery Stride
b. Mid Bound
c. Back Foot Contact
d. Front Foot Contact
Line and Length
b. Short Pitch
c. Good Length
d. Full Pitched
Role of Fingers
Role of Wrist
Description and details will be shared in next episode, before starting core bowling practice, we have to understand our pitch, Bowling rules, invalid and valid deliveries etc.
PITCH – This is a central strip of cricket field, it is measuring 22 Yards (20.12 Mtr) in length and 10 Ft (3.05 Mtr) Wide between the wicket. At one side of the pitch, Batsman take his stance for batting and at another end, bowler throws the ball towards batsman, Bowler should know the basics of pitch to execute a fair and valid delivery. (Law-7)
a. Batting Crease
b. Balling Crease
c. Popping Crease
d. Return Crease
1. Dead Ball- the striker is not ready for the delivery of the ball and, if the ball is delivered, makes no attempt to play it. Provided the umpire is satisfied that the striker had adequate reason for not being ready, the ball shall not count as one of the over, the striker is distracted by any noise or movement or in any other way while preparing to receive, or receiving a delivery. This shall apply whether the source of the distraction is within the match or outside it, the bowler drops the ball accidentally before delivery, the ball does not leave the bowler’s hand for any reason other than an attempt to run out the non-striker under Law
. No Ball-
The umpire shall ascertain whether the bowler intends to bowl right handed or left handed, over or round the wicket, and shall so inform the striker.
It is unfair if the bowler fails to notify the umpire of a change in his/her mode of delivery. In this case the umpire shall call and signal No ball.
Underarm bowling shall not be permitted except by special agreement before the match.
For a delivery to be fair in respect of the arm the ball must not be thrown.
A ball is fairly delivered in respect of the arm if, once the bowler’s arm has reached the level of the shoulder in the delivery swing, the elbow joint is not straightened partially or completely from that instant until the ball has left the hand. This definition shall not debar a bowler from flexing or rotating the wrist in the delivery swing.
Although it is the primary responsibility of the striker’s end umpire to assess the fairness of a delivery in this respect, there is nothing in this Law to debar the bowler’s end umpire from calling and signalling No ball if he/she considers that the ball has been thrown.
After the bowler has entered his/her delivery stride, if in the opinion of either umpire the ball has been thrown or, unless permitted by agreement in 21.1.2, delivered underarm, that umpire shall call and signal No ball and, when the ball is dead, inform the other umpire of the reason for the call.
The bowler’s end umpire shall then
- warn the bowler, indicating that this is a first and final warning. This warning shall apply to that bowler throughout the innings.
- inform the captain of the fielding side of the reason for this action.
- inform the batsmen at the wicket of what has occurred.
If either umpire considers that, in that innings, a further delivery by the same bowler is thrown or, unless permitted by agreement in 21.1.2, delivered underarm, he/she shall call and signal No ball and when the ball is dead inform the other umpire of the reason for the call.
The bowler’s end umpire shall then
- direct the captain of the fielding side to suspend the bowler immediately from bowling. The over shall, if applicable, be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over or part thereof nor be allowed to bowl any part of the next over. The bowler thus suspended shall not bowl again in that innings.
- inform the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of the reason for this action.
The umpires together shall report the occurrence as soon as possible after the match to the Executive of the offending side and to any Governing Body responsible for the match, who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain, any other individuals concerned and, if appropriate, the team.
If the bowler throws the ball towards the striker’s end before entering the delivery stride, either umpire shall call and signal No ball. See Law 41.17 (Batsmen stealing a run). However, the procedure stated in 21.3 of first and final warning, informing, action against the bowler and reporting shall not apply.
For a delivery to be fair in respect of the feet, in the delivery stride
the bowler’s back foot must land within and not touching the return crease appertaining to his/her stated mode of delivery.
the bowler’s front foot must land with some part of the foot, whether grounded or raised
- on the same side of the imaginary line joining the two middle stumps as the return crease described in 21.5.1, and - behind the popping crease.
If the bowler’s end umpire is not satisfied that all of these three conditions have been met, he/she shall call and signal No ball. See Law 41.8 (Bowling of deliberate front foot No ball).
If the ball is delivered and if the non-striker is not dismissed under Law 41.16 (Non-striker leaving his/her ground early), either umpire shall call and signal No ball if the bowler breaks the wicket at any time after the ball comes into play and before completion of the stride after the delivery stride. This shall include any clothing or other object that falls from his/her person and breaks the wicket. See Appendix A.12. Laws 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 (Umpire calling and signalling Dead ball) and 21.12 will apply.
The umpire shall call and signal No ball if a ball which he/she considers to have been delivered, without having previously touched bat or person of the striker,- bounces more than once or rolls along the ground before it reaches the popping crease or - pitches wholly or partially off the pitch as defined in Law 6.1 (Area of pitch) before it reaches the line of the striker’s wicket. When a non-turf pitch is being used, this will apply to any ball that wholly or partially pitches off the artificial surface.
If a ball delivered by the bowler comes to rest in front of the line of the striker’s wicket, without having previously touched the bat or person of the striker, the umpire shall call and signal No ball and immediately call and signal Dead ball.
If, except in the circumstances of Law 27.3 (Position of wicket-keeper), a ball delivered by the bowler makes contact with any part of a fielder’s person before it either makes contact with the striker’s bat or person, or it passes the striker’s wicket, the umpire shall call and signal No ball and immediately call and signal Dead ball.
The umpire shall call and signal No ball for any delivery which, after pitching, passes or would have passed over head height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease.
In addition to the instances above, No ball is to be called and signalled as required by the following Laws.
Law 27.3 – Position of wicket-keeper
Law 28.4 – Limitation of on side fielders
Law 28.5 – Fielders not to encroach on pitch
Law 41.6 – Bowling of dangerous and unfair short pitched deliveries
Law 41.7 – Bowling of dangerous and unfair non-pitching deliveries
Law 41.8 – Bowling of deliberate front foot No ball.
An umpire shall revoke the call of No ball if Dead ball is called under any of Laws 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 (Umpire calling and signalling Dead ball).
A call of No ball shall over-ride the call of Wide ball at any time. See Laws 22.1(Judging a Wide) and 22.2 (Call and signal of Wide ball).
The ball does not become dead on the call of No ball.
A penalty of one run shall be awarded instantly on the call of No ball. Unless the call is revoked, the penalty shall stand even if a batsman is dismissed. It shall be in addition to any other runs scored, any boundary allowance and any other runs awarded for penalties.
The one run penalty shall be scored as a No ball extra and shall be debited against the bowler. If other Penalty runs have been awarded to either side these shall be scored as stated in Law 41.18 (Penalty runs). Any runs completed by the batsmen or any boundary allowance shall be credited to the striker if the ball has been struck by the bat; otherwise they shall also be scored as Byes or Leg byes as appropriate.
A No ball shall not count as one of the over. See Law 17.3 (Validity of balls).
When No ball has been called, neither batsman shall be out under any of the Laws except 34 (Hit the ball twice), 37 (Obstructing the field) or 38 (Run out)
Wide Ball- If the bowler bowls a ball, not being a No ball, the umpire shall adjudge it a Wide if, according to the definition in 22.1.2, the ball passes wide of where the striker is standing and which also would have passed wide of the striker standing in a normal guard position.
The ball will be considered as passing wide of the striker unless it is sufficiently within reach for him/her to be able to hit it with the bat by means of a normal cricket stroke.
If the umpire adjudges a delivery to be a Wide he/she shall call and signal Wide ball as soon as the ball passes the striker’s wicket. It shall, however, be considered to have been a Wide from the instant that the bowler entered his/her delivery stride, even though it cannot be called Wide until it passes the striker’s wicket.
The umpire shall revoke the call of Wide ball if there is then any contact between the ball and the striker’s bat or person before the ball comes into contact with any fielder.
The umpire shall revoke the call of Wide ball if a delivery is called a No ball. See Law 21.13 (No ball to over-ride Wide).
The umpire shall not adjudge a delivery as being a Wide, if the striker, by moving,
either causes the ball to pass wide of him/her, as defined in 22.1.2
or brings the ball sufficiently within reach to be able to hit it by means of a normal cricket stroke.
The umpire shall not adjudge a delivery as being a Wide if the ball touches the striker’s bat or person, but only as the ball passes the striker.
The ball does not become dead on the call of Wide ball.
A penalty of one run shall be awarded instantly on the call of Wide ball. Unless the call is revoked, see 22.3, this penalty shall stand even if a batsman is dismissed, and shall be in addition to any other runs scored, any boundary allowance and any other runs awarded for penalties.
All runs completed by the batsmen or a boundary allowance, together with the penalty for the Wide, shall be scored as Wide balls. Apart from any award of 5 Penalty runs, all runs resulting from a Wide shall be debited against the bowler.
A Wide shall not count as one of the over. See Law 17.3 (Validity of balls).
When Wide ball has been called, neither batsman shall be out under any of the Laws except 35 (Hit wicket), 37 (Obstructing the field), 38 (Run out) or 39 (Stumped)
So these are the basic information before starting bowling , hope the information will be useful to you, I understand it is slightly lengthy but have to gone through with this before practicing.
Will see you in next episode with our basics …….Keep practicing Keep tuned…….
Hope you all
are well, doing well practicing well and at-last enjoying best……………
In our Last
episode which was published on 24th June 2020, we have read about
bowling, Types of Bowling and there brief description, now we will move to
little advance and will read some further classification of balling.
Types of fast (Pace) bowling as per there speed
Type of pace bowling
Speed of ball (km/h)
Fast pace over
Types of pace Bowling as per Deliveries.
- In swinger
- Reverse Swing
- Leg cutter
- Off Cutter
- Out Swinger
- Beamer (Illegal)
- Knuckle ball
- Good Length
- Short Pitch
Types of Spin Bowling.
A. Leg spin
1. Leg Break
4. Flicker Ball
B. Off Spin
1. Off break
4. Carom Ball
5. Arm Ball
So these are the type of bowling which is been done in cricket ground by different bowlers, There is no such parameter to determine that who is good bowler as per there balling style, every bowler have their own importance depend on the situation, game, pitch, wicket , condition of ball and air speed and direction.
So this is all about the basic classification and knowledge of bowling types, I think this will suffice for our little champs as if they know this much will work for them, now in next episode, we will discuss about the balling techniques other aspects , So keep tuned and keep reading,
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Our Batting session is almost over, Hope I have covered all the essential things in my previous blog, Further if any customized requirement is there, please let me know – I will help you out at my best level
We all know that Cricket have four things in Major i.e. Batting, Balling, Fielding and Wicket Keeping, All aspects are very important for a balanced and strong team, So will try to cover all techniques of bowling in this session
TYPES OF BALLING –
A- Fast Bowling
B- Medium Pace Bowling
C- Spin Bowling
Fast Bowling – A Bowler who rely on the pace of the ball to dismiss the batsman - A typical fast delivery by a professional has a speed in the range of 137–153 km/h (85–95 mph).
Fast bowler aim of pace bowling is to deliver the ball in such a fashion as to cause the batsman to make a mistake. The bowler achieves this by making the hard cricket ball deviate from a predictable, linear trajectory at a speed that limits the time the batsman has to compensate for it. For deviation caused by the ball's stitching (the seam), the ball bounces off the pitch and deflects either away from the batsman's body, or inwards towards them. Swing bowlers on the other hand also use the seam of the ball but in a different way. To 'bowl swing' is to induce a curved trajectory of the cricket ball through the air. Swing bowlers use a combination of seam orientation, body position at the point of release, asymmetric ball polishing, and variations in delivery speed to affect an aerodynamic influence on the ball. The ability of a bowler to induce lateral deviation or 'sideways movement' can make it difficult for the batsman to address the flight of the ball accurately. Beyond this ability to create an unpredictable path of ball trajectory, the fastest bowlers can be equally potent by simply delivering a ball at such a rate that a batsman simply fails to react either correctly, or at all.
As per previous international records, Pakistani Bowler Mr Shohaib Akhtar has reported fastest baller in world he bowled at 161.3 Kmph as his fastest ball, also known as “Rawalpindi Express”
However Mr Morne Morkel of West Indies had bowled at 173.9 Kmph which is 12.6 Kmph faster than Shohaib Akhtar
Medium Pace Bowling - Fast bowlers usually bowl above 130–35, and it goes up to 150 while medium pacers are the ones who bowl upto 130km/hr. There is no major difference in fast bowler and medium pacer and it is of speed only,
Spin Bowling – Spin bowlers are magicians who do magic with ball,They didn’t rely on the pace, they rely on swing only, that can be in two ways, either inside the stumps or outside the stumps. Spinners may of many types like off spinner, leg spinner, right handed left handed etc,
This is very basic introduction of bowling and now we will move into the details and will learn other aspects of balling, So keep tuned keep watching keep following and most importantly keep practicing, We see you in next episode with bowling knowledge………………..
Friday, June 19, 2020
Hope we are doing practice of previous episode tips and
getting benefited, with our past blogs, we have discussed about back foot
drills, and in our last episode, I described Hook Shot.
Now we are moving to end the back foot skills with late cut
and upper cutLate Cut is most safe shot to play with highest concentration
on batting, Upper cut is mix of late cut and hook shot which is can also be
played with high concentration on batting and with strong body balancing when
bending towards back side, both shots are been played behind the stumps and the
pace of the ball can be used perfectly by batsman in these shots.
Late Cut - A late cut is played as or after the ball passes the batting player's body and is hit towards the third man position. The cut shot is typically played off the back foot but is also sometimes played off the front foot against slower bowling
The backward movement is usually accompanied by a huge back-lift as the batsman waits for the ball to pass him on the off-side. As the ball crosses the batsman around waist-height and starts to go beyond the batsman, the willow comes across in a horizontal manner, 'cutting' the ball towards the off-side.
A late cut is a cross-batted stroke typically played off the back foot by slicing the ball towards third man. ... Lean your head towards the line of the ball to play the shot close to your body and cut the ball at the very last moment to deflect it wide of the keeper's reach.
Upper Cut - An upper cut is a shot played towards third man, usually hit when the ball is pitched outside the off stump with an extra bounce. It is a dangerous shot which can edge the ball to keeper or slips if not executed correctly. The shot is widely used in modern cricket.
This is most magical shot which was invented by GOD OF THE CRICKET, none other than Legend “SACHIN TENDULKAR”. Tendulkar's craft while using it truly makes him the inventor of the modern uppercut where the ball doesn't stay on the ground but sails over the third man boundary. Not only for records is he arguably the greatest to pick up a cricket bat.
I am trying to describe Upper cut in this way “A half bally, or short pitch ball with the height above chest level or at head level on off side or targeting body of the batsman, he should keep bend himself, Make body in Z shape, Bat to flat and face of the Bat towards Sky, and touch ball softly and to ensure it will cross to wicket keeper,
This is all about the Back foot game in cricket which is finish now, Perfection will come with lot of focus practice and with time, So keep watching keep practicing and keep enjoying the game of gentlemen.
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Hello Friends, Our Batting session is almost over, Hope I have covered all the essential things in my previous blog, Further if any cus...