Originally Posted by PFN
I am a right handed fast bowler, I would disagree with coming around the wicket. That wont generate any swing just give you the angle.
Personally I find bowling from as close to the stumps as possible (wicket to wicket, make ump stand back a bit) whilst pushing my (left) landing foot across towards the second slip area really generates in swing to a left handed batsman.
Obviously keep your delivery arm high and pitch the ball up, it seems to work for me. I love bowling to left handers.
Hope it helps... Good luck!
Thats a good tip about the foot. I agree that as a Right arm fast bowler coming around the wicket is just angling the ball in to the lefty and its not quite as threatening as the swing is from over the wicket.
I have noticed so many times that the lefty really struggles when you bring the ball into him from the same spot where you are making the ball go away. Thats certainly an art to have.
Another thing is nipping the ball back into the lefty, which i have seen several times at the international level. Especially Pollock....... i can nip it back into the righty which comes naturally with my action........but how could you actually make the ball do the same to the lefty is beyond me at this time......