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Type of bowling in cricket

From spin is a kind of finger-spin bowling in cricket. A bowler who uses this technique is called a from weirdo. Off-spinners are right-handed spin bowlers who spin the ball with their fingers. Your normal delivery is one Break,[1] This rotates from left to right (from the bowler's point of view) when the ball bounces off the field. For a right-handed batsman, this is from his outside to the side of his leg (i.e., towards the right-handed batsman or away from a left-handed batsman). The ball breaks path from the outside,[2] hence the name “off break”.

Off-spinners mostly roll out of breaks and vary them by adjusting the line and length of the deliveries. Off-spinners also roll other types of delivery that spin differently. Aside from these variations in spin, variations in the speed, length, and flight of the ball are also important to the off-spinner.

The most wicket bowler in test matches and ODI history, Muttiah Muralitharan, was an off-spinner.[3]


Although rare now, there have been bowlers in the past who took advantage of off-break action and purposely did not give the ball significant spin, but relied on line and length (or even fluctuations in speed) to frustrate batsmen. They tried to throw the ball in an area where the batsman could not shoot, and even made last-minute adjustments to “follow” a batsman if they move inside the crease, to avoid the tactics of the Negate bowlers. While this is primarily a defensive style, wickets have been achieved by forcing a batsman to make a rash stroke or even bowl on the stump rather than the retreating batsman. Another way to take wickets was to give the ball more spin than usual and surprise the batsman. A representative of this type of bowling was "Flat" Jack Simmons, who played for Lancashire and Tasmania in the 1970s and 1980s. With the advent of limited overs cricket, which encouraged more adventurous batting styles, and the use of heavier bats, this type of bowling has declined, although some off-spinners will still use this tactic when the field offers very little or nothing turn. It's a tactic that Kane Williamson often uses when bowling the occasional limited-overs format because his bowling style tends to be flatter and faster.

Comparison with other types of spin bowling

Off spin is in contrast to leg spin, in which the ball spins from leg to off and is thrown with a completely different action (wrist spin).[4] Off-spin is generally considered to be less difficult to play than leg-spin, as off-breaks typically spin less than leg-breaks and generally do not have the same loop-like, potentially misleading flight. In addition, off-spinners usually have a smaller repertoire of supplies to choose from. In a right-handed batsman, the ball moves towards the batsman's body, which means that the batsman's legs are usually in the ball's path if he misses the bat or takes an edge. This makes it difficult for the bowler to get the batsman out of a break, but it does mean there is leg chance before the wicket, provided the ball hasn't spun enough to miss the stump. However, the off-spinner often bowls faster and more accurately than a leg spinner and can therefore deceive the batsman with changes in the pace of the ball. A left-handed batsman has more difficulty facing break bowling as the ball moves away from his body. This means that any misjudgment can more easily result in an outside edge deviating from the club and a catch going to the wicket keeper or outfield player slipping.

A left-handed bowler who bowls with the same (finger-spin) action as an off-spinner is called an orthodox left-arm spin bowler. While the orthodox spinner has the same action as an off-spinner, the ball itself spins in the opposite direction (similar to a leg spinner with the right arm).[5] Such a ball is usually not called a break, but rather a orthodox spinner on the left arm.

Terminology [edit]

Off Spin: Sometimes the term off-spin is used to denote off-break delivery.[6][7][8][9] At other times, the term off-spin has a broader meaning and includes all deliveries made by an off-spinner, including non-stop deliveries.[10][11][12]

From Spinner: The term off-spinner can be used to denote either the bowler[13][14] or the off-break delivery.[15][16][17][9]

Offie: The term offie can also be used to denote either the bowler[18][19] or the off-break delivery.[20][21]

Technology [edit]

A break is taken by holding the cricket ball in the palm of the hand with the seam running under each of the fingers.[2] When the ball is released, your fingers roll over the right side of the ball (for a right-handed bowler), causing the ball to spin clockwise when viewed from behind.

Noteworthy among spinners [edit]

Notable off-spinners are:

Other supplies are bowled by off-spin bowlers

Another common weapon used by the off-spinner is the arm ball, which does not turn but goes straight “with the arm”.[25] Experienced offspinners also have the top spinner.[26]

See also [edit]

References [edit]

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  23. ^“Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling Records / Most Wickets in a Career”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
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