Originally Posted by Hurricane
There are no tricks to getting it to spin more. murali teaches people finger strengthening exercises but I would be surprised if they helped much. You are either a big spinner of the ball through god's gift or you are not.
I can tell you how to be a mediocre turner of the ball instead of a small spinner of the ball. The trick is to impart spin with your thumb as well as your index finger. This will give you an extra degree or two of spin. But you will not become graham swann. I suggest you work on your technique to enhance your array of strokes as a batsman so you can score quicker - who cares about big hits. Kane Williamson doesn't seem to be a big hitter of the ball and it isn't holding him back. I haven't hit any sixes in 4 years and I don't lose sleep over it.
I mean you can still smoke a 4 can't you. We are just talking about you going downtown?
Also if I am following this thread properly - you aren't even getting regular game time with your club. I think your priority should be becoming a top order batsman for them rather than the county team.
Final advice - when I was 18 I was pretty scrawny but I smoked a few sixes here and there. The key is to practice hitting it for six in front of the mirror. You can tell from the feel of your swing whether the ball would go for six or not if it was in a game. Keep refining your swing and coaching yourself until you have a powerful swing. Then you can hit sixes.
(Just be careful not to follow through and hit the ceiling or the wall).
Thanks, Yeah the problem is my team is 90% county so to be a player in my club I need to get into county
Literally though, it has become an unhealthy obsession and I really won't rest until I achieve it.
As for my role to the team, I'd like to be known as a bowling all-rounder. A specialist bowler who can take wickets and a batsman who doesn't get out. I play wristy shots and my off-spinners skid on, if I can hit a few degrees and get a good L+L going I reckon I'd be a great addition, as I can think batsmen out pretty well
Originally Posted by zaremba
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