Cricket Bowling Techniques
Cricket bowling techniques can be used to improve your cricket skills. Bowling is an important part of the game, and those with better bowling techniques are likely to have the competitive edge. As with all techniques in sports, practice each one until you become a cricket bowling expert.
To complete this task, you’ll need:
- Cricket ball
- Practice area
- Video recorder
- Keep the seam up. One simple technique for bowling a cricket ball is to keep the seam of the ball up, or outward, when you bowl it. This will give you better movement and speed.
- Rotate correctly. A very important part of cricket bowling is the rotation. As you run up to bowl, your arm should make one full rotation. Then, when you get to the top of the rotation, release the cricket ball.
- Use a light grip. A cricket ball is balanced on top of your thumb and index finger and gripped around the top by your index finger and middle finger. This allows you to grip the ball lightly, which will improve the speed of your release.
- Stride wide on the run up. The run up is used to give you the speed and force behind the cricket bowl. When you use a wide stride, you will gain more speed on the run up and therefore, the ball will pick up more speed once released.
- Place a target in your practice area. This will help to improve your accuracy when cricket bowling. Intentionally throw the cricket ball toward the target and pay attention to your run, grip and release as you do so. To improve your bowl, correct your forms and keep practicing.
- Record yourself as you bowl. If you’re not sure what’s wrong with your form, record yourself and then watch the video. This will help you clearly see how you can improve both your speed and accuracy when cricket bowling.