How To Bowl Cricket
If you are a fan of cricket, and wish to learn how to bowl, or simply want to improve your current game - you should know how to bowl cricket. The concept behind learning how to bowl is simple - you need to throw a ball at a person holding a bat. However, you need to learn how to do this properly to enable you to "out" him, which occurs when the ball hits the wickets behind the batsman - thereby removing him from the game.
- When bowling, keep your arm stiff. This will enable the ball to travel faster in cricket. The most simple way to bowl is to start running towards the wicket on your side, and then stopping when you are a foot from the wicket and letting the ball go. It is also proven that the longer a bowler runs before throwing the ball towards the batsmen, the faster and more accurate the throw will be. So measure your run up from at least 30 paces behind the point where you'll be throwing the ball.
- To properly bowl cricket, you need to be fast. A fast bowler has the advantage of being able to use 'spin' to his advantage. To increase your bowling speed, you will need to work out regularly to increase your upper body strength - which will enable to you consistently bowl at fast speeds, of above 150 kilometers/hour or 95 miles/hour when bowling cricket.
- A simple tip to increase the speed with which you bowl while playing cricket is to allow the ball to bounce once before going towards the batsman. Before release, spin the ball with a forward motion - and when it flies back up towards the batsman, it will be faster than what it was initially.