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Encyclopedia > Bowling strategy (cricket)
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In cricket, at the start of an innings the bowling team opens its bowling by using their pace bowlers first. The two fast bowlers open the bowling attack bowling for 10 overs in a one-day international or about two hours in a Test match. Since the ball is initially hard, it does not spin much. The captain marshals his bowlers around. The fast bowler's job is to get as many early wickets (batsmen out) as possible and make inroads into the opposing batting line-up. This would put the opposition into dire straits. The bowlers use their arsenal of speed, swing, seam and cutters into use. A professional cricket match In the sport of cricket, bowling is the action of propelling the ball towards the batsman. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Seam bowling is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Swing bowling is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Spin bowling, sometimes known as slow bowling, is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. ... In the sport of cricket, left-arm orthodox spin is the equivalent of off spin bowling, but bowled with the left hand. ... A left-arm unorthodox spin, more commonly known as a slow left-arm Chinaman (SLC), is a type of delivery used in cricket by a left arm bowler. ... Leg spin is spin bowling in cricket. ... Off spin is a type of spin bowling in the sport of cricket which is bowled by an off spinner and refers to a right-handed spin bowler who uses his fingers to spin the ball from a right-handed batsmans off side towards the leg side (that is... Finger spin is a style of bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Wrist spin is a style of bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Bold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textA delivery or ball in cricket is a single action of bowling a... An arm ball is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... For other uses, see Bouncer (disambiguation). ... A doosra is a particular type of delivery by an off spin bowler in the sport of cricket. ... Hi Waller. ... A full toss is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... A beamer in cricket terminology is a type of delivery in which the ball, without bouncing, passes dangerously close to the batsmans head. ... In cricket, a googly is a type of delivery bowled by a leg spin bowler. ... In cricket, an indipper is a delivery that curves into a right-handed batsman before the ball pitches (bounces on the pitch). ... An inswinger is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... A leg break is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... A leg cutter is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... An off break is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... An off cutter is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... The slower ball is a delivery in the sport of cricket which is delivered by fast bowlers. ... In cricket, a topspinner is a delivery where the ball comes out the top of the bowlers hand, causing it to spin in the direction of travel. ... In cricket, a yorker is a delivery where the cricket ball bounces on the cricket pitch on or near the batsmans popping crease. ... In the sport of cricket, an underarm delivery is a ball bowled by a bowler to a batsman in which the bowlers arm does not rise above the level of the shoulder. ... In cricket, roundarm bowling is a style that was introduced in the early years of the 19th century to supercede underarm bowling. ... In cricket, overarm bowling refers to a delivery in which the bowlers hand is above shoulder height. ... A cricket match in progress. ... An innings, or inning, is a segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which a side takes its turn to bat. ... In the sport of cricket there are two categories of bowler: pace bowler and spin bowler. ... A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ... Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... In the sport of cricket, a dismissal occurs when the batsman is out (also known as taking a wicket) // Ways of getting out A batsman can be dismissed in a number of ways, the most common being bowled, caught, leg before wicket (LBW), stumped and run out. ...

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Objectives

The main objective of the bowler is to take wickets. Usually the batting order is such that the best players bat first. If you take wickets, it exposes the not-so-good batsmen. This usually results in the opposition score being kept low. The second objective of the bowler is to keep his economy rate low. Economy rate is the number of runs scored of his bowling per over he bowls. If he succeeds in keeping the economy rate below 3 an over, for say 4 of his overs; this would create some pressure on the batsman to score runs. Then two things can happen: A 6 or some 4's are hit, to ease the pressure; or the batsman plays a rash stroke, thus getting out. The third objective of a bowler is to limit the number of wides and no balls bowled. The team is required to bowl a set of overs within a time frame. The number of overs bowled per hour is known as the over rate. Failure to maintain the over rate above the stipulated time would invite a monetary penalty imposed by the umpires. In the sport of cricket, a dismissal occurs when the batsman is out (also known as taking a wicket) Ways of getting out A batsman can be dismissed in a number of ways, the most common being bowled, caught, leg before wicket (LBW), stumped and run out. ... In the sport of cricket, a wide is one of two things: The event of a ball being delivered by a bowler too wide or high to be hit by the batsman, and ruled so by the umpire. ... In the sport of cricket a no ball is an illegal delivery by the bowler. ...


Line & length

The bowler must bowl a tight line and length. The best line would be pitching the ball just outside the off stump. This would mean that the ball passes between the batsman's bat and body. The ideal length to bowl is the good length balls, which bounce around the batsman's waist level. At this height, it is difficult for the batsman's to free his arms to hit the ball. But bowlers should also mix the length, i.e. vary the bounce so that the batsman doesn't get settled. A bouncer (above the neck) can unsettle the batsman. The bowler can also bowl a surprise speed ball, at a slower/faster speed than he normally bowls. Such surprises may result in a wicket falling (batsman getting dismissed). Line and length in cricket refers to the direction and point of bouncing on the pitch of a delivery. ...


One day internationals

In one-day international matches fast bowlers are employed for around 10 overs, depending on various factors such as the condition of the pitch, weather, and general strategy. After 12-15 overs the spinners come to bowl. Usually the fast bowlers bowl the initial 15 overs; After their spell of 10 – 12 overs are complete, the spinners and medium–pace bowlers come between the 15 and 30 overs to bowl. After that, the fast bowlers bowling the first few overs return to bowl around the 30 to 40th overs to complete their quota of 10 overs. There is no fixed rule as to when a bowler can bowl, as long as he bowls a maximum 10 overs. He is not allowed to bowl 2 or more consecutive overs. A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ...


Bowling first

If the team is bowling first, taking wickets helps in slowing the opposition get a huge score. As the batsmen are looking to put up a decent total, the bowlers must bowl accurately. The best line the bowlers bowl is that the ball passes just outside the off-stump. After the 15 overs are up, the game tempo usually slows down a bit. There aren't too many boundaries (4's) hit. After the 35th over, the batsmen tend to be more aggressive to score quickly, so during this period, the most experienced bowlers bowl. The last 15 overs are known as the slog or death overs. As the batsmen are looking to hit as many big hits as possible, bowlers get hit around and their economy rate worsens. However this is also the most productive part of the game for the bowlers as wickets tumble here.


Bowling second

If the batsmen have scored above 250 runs in the first innings, the team bowlers have a good total to defend when the opposition chases that target. They try to be as miserly as possible in letting runs being scored. Taking wickets is crucial to win the match, as the more wickets the opposition have in hand (not-out batsmen), greater chances of the batsmen scoring runs rapidly. If the bowlers are defending less than 200 runs, wicket taking is imperative to win the match. Hellooooooooooooooo


Test cricket

In Test cricket, the overs are unlimited. As a consequence, a bowler's economy rate is lower than that of an ODI match. For a bowler getting a batsman out is the main task. The more wickets a bowler takes, the less a chance the batsmen can score a big total. The margin for error in bowling wide balls in Test matches is much higher, so the batsman need not be as accurate as in an ODI match. He may also bowl 2 bouncers per batsman per over. Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ...


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