How To Bowl An Off Cutter – A Comprehensive Guide

The more deliveries that a fast bowler is capable of bowling, the more dangerous they will be to a batsman. All fast bowlers will have their standard stock delivery, which is the delivery that they will bowl 70 – 80% of the time, but what about the other 20 – 30% of deliveries? These are usually referred to as ‘variations’, …

Leg Spin vs Off Spin: Which One Is Better?

Leg spin and off spin are the two main types of spin bowling you will see in the game of cricket. Most cricket teams try to feature at least one spin bowler, and if that spin bowler is highly skilled then they will cause plenty of headaches for the opposing team’s batsmen. Both leg spinners and off spinners can be …

What Does Swing Mean In Cricket?

If you’re just starting out as a fast bowler, or even if you’re just getting interested in cricket for the first time, you may be asking yourself ‘what is swing?’. It’s something that gets talked about a lot, and it’s something that all bowlers should know about and try to master if they can. In this post I’m going to …

How To Practice Fast Bowling At Home

If you’re planning to seriously improve your fast bowling skills, you should probably be practicing at home as well as during net sessions with your cricket club. Most cricket clubs will run hourly practice sessions once a week, and unfortunately, bowling for one hour a week probably isn’t enough if you want to become a top level fast bowler. Practicing …

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How To Bowl In Cricket – For Beginners!

There are a lot of different moving parts to a cricketer’s bowling action. For newcomers to the game, putting all of these moving parts together in order to create your own bowling action can seem like a complicated task! Especially when you first start trying to bowl, the whole movement can feel really unnatural and strange. Trust me, I’ve been …

11 Fast Bowling Tips To Help You Take Wickets

There are many different things that have to come together if you want to build the perfect fast bowler. The ideal fast bowler will be quick enough to intimidate opposing players, and accurate enough to force them into mistakes and test out techniques. They also need to maintain a good level of fitness in order to be able to play …

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How To Bowl The Perfect Googly

The googly (also referred to as ‘the wrong-un’) is one of the mostly deadly variations that a leg break bowler can possess. If it is bowled correctly and used at the right time, it’s capable of making even the best batsmen in the world look foolish! Being an effective leg break bowler in cricket comes down to three main things …

How To Improve Your Line & Length As A Fast Bowler

As fast bowlers, we should always be asking ourselves how we can improve our ability to bowl a consistent line and length. Being able to bowl controlled and accurate deliveries is arguably the most important skill a fast bowler can possess, and if you can teach yourself to be accurate then you’ll definitely be a dangerous bowler to bat against! …

10 Death Bowling Tips That Will Change Your Game

There is never more pressure on a fast bowler than when they are bowling in the final few overs of a one-day game! These final few overs are often referred to as ‘the death’, and any bowler who is given the responsibility of bowling at this point in the innings will be counted on by their teammates to keep things …

Why Do Cricketers Shine The Ball?

In the sport of cricket, keeping the ball in good condition is one of the most important aspects of bowling! A ball that has been looked after properly by the fielding side will be much more likely to move in the air, and much more likely to deviate laterally once it hits the pitch. This will usually lead to more …