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Encyclopedia > Delivery (cricket)

Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold text'Bold textA delivery or ball in cricket is a single action of bowling a cricket ball towards the batsman. The two words are about equally common and used interchangeably. A cricket match in progress. ... Bowling ball and two pins Ten-pin bowling lane Bowling is a game in which players attempt to score points by rolling a ball along a surface to knock down objects called pins. ... Cricket ball A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket. ... Cricket batsman A batsman in the sport of cricket is a player whose speciality in the game is batting. ...

During play of the game, a member of the fielding team is designated as the bowler, and bowls deliveries towards the batsman. Six balls in a row constitutes an over, after which a different member of the fielding side takes over the role of bowler for the next over. Bowler - a type of hat Bowler - ten-pin bowler Bowler - cricket player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In the sport of cricket an over is a series of six consecutive balls bowled by a single bowler. ...

Types of delivery

There are many different types of delivery that a bowler can bowl. These vary by bowling technique and tactical intent of the bowler.

Leg spin is spin bowling in cricket. ... A leg break is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... In cricket, a googly is a type of delivery bowled by a leg spin bowler. ... Hi Waller. ... 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. ... 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... An off break is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... An arm ball is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... A doosra is a particular type of delivery by an off spin bowler in the sport of cricket. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... For other uses, see Bouncer (disambiguation). ... An inswinger 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 cutter is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. ... In cricket, a yorker is a delivery where the cricket ball bounces on the cricket pitch on or near the batsmans popping crease. ...

Tactical considerations

The variations in different types of delivery, as well as variations caused by directing the ball with differing line and length, are major weapons in a bowler's arsenal. Throughout an over, the bowler will choose a sequence of deliveries designed to attack the batsman's concentration and technique, in an effort to get him out. Line and length in cricket refers to the direction and point of bouncing on the pitch of a delivery. ... 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. ...

Usually, the bowler decides what type of delivery to bowl next, without consultation or even informing any other member of his team. Sometimes, the team captain will offer advice or even issue a direct order regarding what deliveries to bowl, based on his observations of the batsman and the strategic state of the game. Another player who occasionally offers advice to the bowler is the wicket-keeper, since he has a unique view of the batsman and may be able to spot weaknesses of technique. In cricket, the captain is the most important member of the team. ... A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ...

Comparison to baseball

A delivery or ball in cricket is analagous to a pitch in baseball. The word ball in cricket usage does not imply anything about the accuracy of the delivery, unlike baseball's usage of ball to indicate a pitch outside the strike zone. Picture of Fenway Park. ... Strike zone boundaries (MLB) Definition In baseball, the strike zone is a conceptual rectangular area over home plate which defines the boundaries through which a pitch must pass in order to count as a strike when the batter does not swing. ...

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