In the game of cricket, Fast Bowling is a technique by which a person runs up to the wickets and throws the ball to the batsman and trying to hit the wicket to get the batsman out. A bowler is a player whose specialty is bowling. There are three types of bowling: Fast, Medium and Spin Bowling.
The Blog will provide you information about fast and medium bowling.
- Fast and Medium Bowling
Fast bowling is generally considered to be when the ball is bowled at speed in the range from 130-150+ kilometers per hour and incase of medium bowling, bowler uses a fast bowling style but bowls the ball in slower pace in the range of 110-130 kilometers per hour. Be it medium bowling or fast bowling, the variations used by the bowlers for both are the same. Fast bowler generates more and more pace to trouble the batsman. Fast bowlers generally hold the ball with the seam vertical, aligned down the pitch and deliver it so that the ball rotates to keep the seam upright as it travels through the air. Fast bowlers use a variety of techniques such as swing, seam and cut.
• Swing bowling: In the sport of cricket, Swing bowling is a technique used for bowling and is a type of pace bowling. When the cricket ball moves through the air towards or away from the batsman is called swing. Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are the best swing bowlers, the game has ever seen. Swing is of three types: Inswing, Outswing and Reverse Swing.
IN Swing: If the ball curves towards the batsman it is known as an in-swing. For in swing, the bolwer needs to grip the rough side of the ball on the right with the seam pointing towards an imagined leg slip and side.
OUT Swing: If it curves away from the batsman, it is called Out-swing. For OUT Swing, the bowler needs to grip the rough side of the ball on the left side with the seam angling towards second slip.
Reverse Swing: Once the ball becomes older, it will begin to move in the opposite direction to where it would usually swing with no great change in the bowling grip.
For more information check our blog on Reverse swing.
• Seam bowling: Seam bowling in cricket is a technique whereby the ball is delivered so that it lands on its seam which causes the ball to deviate off the pitch. Glenn McGrath of Australia is a perfect example of Seam bowling.
• Cutters: There are two types of cutters: Off cutters and Leg cutters. The most prominent users of cutters are Alec Bedser, Fazal Mahmood, Carl Rackemann and Venkatesh Prasad.For an off cutter, a right-handed bowler pulls his fingers down the right side of the ball, in an action similar to bowling an off break, only at higher speed.For a leg cutter, a right-handed bowler pulls his fingers down the left side of the ball, rolling the ball out of his hand over the little finger, in an action similar to bowling a leg break, only at higher speed