In cricket, bowling is an action which is blower going to play towards the wicket defended or blower delivering the ball towards batman it is known as Bowling. Bowling is a main accept of cricket, there are different types of bowling in cricket. For e.g. It divided into two categories – Fast bowling & Spin bowling.
Both types of bowling in cricket are necessary. A fast bowler is delivering a ball with more strength and energy. On what the basis bowler called a fast bowler? The bowler needs to deliver a ball with 130km/h speed or more than it, it’s known as a fast bowler. Fast bowler can bet the batsman by his pace, Yorkers, bouncer. An important key is to take wickets for ‘Fast bowler’ in cricket. “If bowler delivery speed is less than 130 km/h” he is not ‘Fast bowler’.
There are two Types of pace bowling in cricket – Fast pace bowler & Medium pace bowler. Medium pace bowler average delivery speed will be within 100 km/h to 130km/h. Pace bowler can seam bowling ‘Off cut’ and ‘Leg cut’ in cricket. How to the ball off cut? Rub leg side of the ball and off side should be shining part of the ball. At time of delivery your middle finger should be at center of ball and index finger on Non- shining part of the ball. By applying this trick you will easily beat batsmen with ‘Off cut’ delivery.
The same trick to ball ‘Leg Cutter’ in cricket, if you have to ball ‘leg cut’ then rub off side part of the ball and your middle finger must be at center of ball and index finger on Non-shining part of the ball. By applying this trick we can ball ‘Leg cutter’ in cricket. Fast bowling is not an easy task and there are many fast bowlers, who have more than 140 km/h speed during bowling, e.g. Lasith Malinga, Shoaib Akhtar, Mitchell Starc & Shaun Tait. There have types of deliveries of fast bowling like-
- INSWINGER – Usually ball comes inside for Right hand Batsmen.
- OUTSWINGER – It’s like a vice- versa a ball move away from his body part.
- SLOWER BALL – A Slower Ball usually delivered to beat the batsman with speed of the ball. To throw ball slower, your ball grip must be like index finger on Outside part of the ball and middle finger on inside part of the ball and thumb finger on center line of the ball. Your hand must be straight, and leave it by a back hand to ball a perfect ‘Slower One’.
- YORKER – A perfect Yorker delivery, arm legs of batsmen and hit the ball forcefully in that particular area.
Swing bowling means when the ball moves or rotate towards off side or leg side, known as swing bowling. There are many types of delivery in swing bowling for e.g. Off spin, Googly, Top spin, Leg break, Off cutter.
Off Spin :-
Off spin bowling means when a ball goes inside towards batsmen body part for a Right hand batsman. Your grip toward ball must be perfect to ball off spin for batsmen. A ball must move in the direction from left to right. Your Index finger must be on one side seam and middle finger on opposite seam, distance between two fingers must require. This is technique to ball off spin in cricket.
When the ball is delivered by off spin bowler, usually he balls a leg spin known as ‘Googly’. There are many techniques to ball “Googly” for e.g. we can do it by our wrist, or by fingers. Googly delivery helps bowler to beat the batsman by his swing. A Batsman must be focused on bowler’s grip towards his hand to attack him.
Top Spin :-
When the ball bounces more than its actual delivery. Index finger must be on the seam of ball, thumb and middle finger be on the opposite side of the ball. Top spin bowling is very difficult we must have perfect technique to ball ‘Top Spin’ in cricket. Not an easy for beginners.
Leg Break :-
Leg break is a swing bowling delivery, which comes in towards the batsmen’s body for left hand batsman and opposite to Right hand batsman goes far from body. If you want to ball leg break, your finger must be on the ball. When you grip it by the fingers and delivered it by using wrist power it will turn quickly. That’s a technique to ball a perfect led break to beat batsmen.
Off Cutter :-
Off cutter is an off break bowling which swings very quickly than off spin. The reason why it swings more than off spin is the grip, your grip in off cutter bowling changes. Your thumb, index, and middle fingers must be on the seam of the ball and rotate your finger to create quick swing. Why it is called “Off Cutter” because of his quick/more swing.
Beside from types of bowling in cricket, there are two spinners in swing bowling in cricket.
- Finger Spinner – They use fingers to spin a ball.
- Wrist Spinner – They use wrist power to swing a ball.