Bowling Tips Cricket
Bowling tips in cricket can help you to become a much better cricket player. Bowling the ball can be an essential part of the game of cricket. Both speed and accuracy are important when it comes to bowling the cricket ball. Following these tips will help you improve both.
- Set up something to bowl toward. When practicing, have something in front of you to represent your target. As you bowl, make a note of how close you came to the target and then adjust your form, release and follow-through to try to improve your accuracy.
- Pay attention to how you’re holding the cricket ball. The laces, for example, should always be out. The ball should be nestled between your thumb and ring finger on the bottom and your index and middle finger on the top. A tight grip will greatly decrease the force and accuracy of your bowl.
- Increase the length of your run up. Add several inches to a foot to the area you use for the run up before bowling the cricket ball. By increasing this distance, you will be able to get more force behind the cricket ball as you bowl it.
- Add small markers all along the area you use for a run up. Use a measuring tape to place the markers evenly and to make sure they are in a perfectly straight line. Pay attention to the markers as you bowl. A straighter run up will result in a more accurate bowl.
- Release your built up energy once you bowl the cricket ball. During the run up, you will build up force and energy that will make your body flail more wildly. Before you allow this energy to be released, bowl the ball. Otherwise, you will lose your accuracy.