Explaining the different types of spin bowling in cricketLast updated on Nov 06, 2019, 11:57 pm
The sport of cricket is generally a battle between the batsman and the bowler.
While it ultimately boils down to the batsmen, who help scoring maximum runs for the side in order to win, the bowlers too play an equivalent role in the victory.
Spin is an important aspect in bowling.
We take a look at the type of spin bowlers.
Right-arm leg-break spinners
Commonly referred to as right-arm leg or wrist spinners, the spinner tends to move the ball away from a right-hander, while it comes into the left-hander.
The spinner uses his wrist to move it in an anti-clockwise direction and generally bowls at a speed of 70-95 kmph.
A study reveals that leg-spinners are likely to generate more spin, along with bounce, drift, and dip.
Right-arm off-break spinners
Unlike leg-spinners, right-arm off-spinners use their fingers, instead of the wrists, to generate spin, as they generally bowl at a speed of 70-95 kmph.
The technique involves releasing the ball through fingers by making it move clockwise, which comes into the right-hand batsmen and moves away from the left-handers.
As the technique involves the lack of wrist, off-spinners don't generate enough spin like leg-spinners.
Left-arm China-man spinners
These spinners too are leg-break bowlers, who bowl through their left arm at a speed of 70-95 kmph.
Notably, since they are left-armers, the trajectory of spin reverses, as compared to the right-handers.
While the technique remains the same, the most notable thing is the term of calling them China-man.
However, there is no specific explanation that exists about it to date.
Left-arm orthodox spinner
To simply put this in place, they are the left-arm off-spinners, who bowl usually at a speed of 70-95 kmph.
Again, being an off-spinner, they do not generate enough spin, forcing them to focus on dip and drift.
They are most effective in the longer formats of the game, as their tendency to toss the ball more and generate enough flight confuse the batsmen.
- Cricket News