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Googly In Cricket
Leg spin is considered the most dangerous type of bowling, especially when the bowler has mastered the delivery and can plan to deceive the batsman!
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The basic ball for most leg spinners is the leg break, which hits off the leg when a right-handed bowler hits a right-handed batter! While leg-break side-spin or a bit more over-spin can confuse batsmen, there’s still plenty to fight for!
The googly is designed to make the batsman believe it’s a leg break and spins outside the off-stump and hits off-stump!
The top or over spinner lands early and hits the batsman’s gloves or helmet!
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In quick time – let’s try to get out of the mindset of the Gods – Murali, Warne – in grassroots cricket, batsmen and then talk about some strategic plays. Read it once and see if you agree.
Watching Muttiah Muralitharan, the last few years have been exciting and frustrating in equal measure. Why it was fascinating – states the obvious. Everyone knows what he brings to the game. He was a second-rate genius. Nothing to sit on.
But Murali’s threat level continued to decline and opponents picked him out more easily as his career faded. This usually happens to any player as they approach retirement, but in Murali’s case it is not due to lack of form or age.
In some cases, it was more than holding back. I’ve always felt that with a little more restraint, he could have maintained his fear factor for much longer and perhaps added to that goal tally.
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And it’s not about today and how batting techniques have to adapt to DRS or how umpires have become more fearless in their decisions. No, it’s only related to his other. How he used his main distinction in the last years of his career. And that was the frustrating part.
Rashid Khan’s most impressive performance is a sharply turning googly disguised as a poker player hiding a royal flush © Getty Images
Recently, we have seen a sharp rise in the number of wrist stickers. They are less of your traditional spinners who rely heavily on their ball, flight and tricks, and more who rely on quick, flatter trajectories with lots of variation in their launches.
Now it is mainly guided by the short format of the game. Shane Warne always talks about how in limited-overs cricket the mindset should be to attack with the ball and defend from the field, whereas in Test cricket it has to be the other way around.
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Today, adapting between formats is usually difficult. Consider Wanindu Hasaranga who we expect Sri Lanka to play Test cricket with similar energy and success based on their current limited overs form.
The glut of cricket in 2020 has also led to a lack of patience among bowlers to train batsmen properly in Test matches. Today, regardless of the format, there are many different deliveries in one transmission.
And the funniest thing about it: for some you see a talk page that says “right hand leg spin” but then you hear people talking about playing the wrong “on” and treating that bowler’s actual craft as a fluke. I find it quite annoying to be honest.
In his 2001 autobiography, Shane Warne devoted entire chapters in the second half of the book to strategy, captaincy, strategy, etc. (I recommend this book to everyone. There is a section on the future of gaming which was a very fascinating read)
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In it, Warne talks about using Google. It wasn’t his strongest suit. You can tell it’s coming from a mile away when he hawks with the back of his hand. He is the first to raise his hand and admit as much. But he talks about using Google in a more psychological sense. Especially when a new batsman comes to the crease, whether it’s the opposite or not at the striker’s end – just bat first, he says.
Shane Warne was particularly known for his skill at setting up batsmen in Test cricket © Getty Images
His point is that for all the knowledge each batter’s burst can break, it lets them know the danger is real. You are dealing with a bowler who can spin it both ways. Then avoid going to Google as much as possible. It builds anticipation slowly and methodically.
If you look closely, you will see that there is a lot of this going on in modern day cricket, at least the first part of it. Hitters are immediately greeted with a googling or some other variation. Apparently it has nothing to do with reading Warne’s old book. I believe the thinking is also a little different, expecting more immediate results. But somehow it happens.
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These things – the luxury of time to incubate and develop a plan, like in a Quentin Tarantino film, and then suddenly explode with breakneck speed – is what makes the test game so exciting.
Today, batsmen operate in a different dimension. The courage and innovative thinking shown is simply amazing. But I believe we can argue about their batting ability compared to previous players.
From Day 1 to the end of the day, one of the first things you hear as a hitter – pad up at practice – is ball-watching.
Not a day goes by in cricket practice without the coach making a loud joke at every opportunity. They are taught to read the hand from the delivery, which gives the batsman enough time to choose the line and length and to maneuver on the court. If you can’t keep picking it up by hand, the next step is to try to read it from the pitch, which gives you very little time. But mystery spinners sometimes have no choice.
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In the early years of cricket in 2020, it was common to think that spinners would generally get tonked at some point. But the following years proved anything but. In fact, the number of wristbands in T20 cricket has increased significantly. As mentioned earlier, craft haters can lack patience. Be that as it may, Googly and the other forms of differentiation they have have also been a big part of their success.
In T20 cricket you get 4 overs and each over counts as one event. As mentioned earlier, there is not enough time to take the long route and trap the batsman slowly. Frankly, forget all about it, rather every delivery is an event and thus pundits are said to be “better batsmen at setting up the wrong ball than the ball”.
For a batsman, it’s about choosing a variation and knowing what to expect. This is the best position for the bowler when before the delivery the batsman tries to guess the ball according to the already timed pattern. And these days, most batsmen struggle to get variations off their hands. And what happens next is at the heart of the whole construction of this work.
Take, for example, a right-handed batsman with a right-handed leg. And let’s just say he’s a little mysterious. The batsman does not know how to choose his variation. First, he does a traditional leg breaking ball in the middle and lower leg. It curves, sinks and leans in one line, bringing the batsman forward and taking away the spin.
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It hits that hitter. he