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    Icon5 Fast V Spin

    This is a question someone asked me the other day why i do alot of bowlers bowl pace when 1. Good batsmen get used to pace really quickly when everyones bowling it and
    2. spinners take more wickets

    I know that most people find spin hard but i can spin really well and it isnt as tiring as pace

    Any Suggestions?

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    Theres more of a role for seamers in cricket than there is for spinners.
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    Same reason people cbf to be wicketkeepers. Only 1 spot in a side for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Same reason people cbf to be wicketkeepers. Only 1 spot in a side for them.
    and why is there only 1 spot in a side? because they are not as useful as quicks
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    Spinners tend to take the most wickets though, but then they can bowl 40 overs in a day easily enough.

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    Fast bowlers also make the best use of a new ball. Spinners can't bowl swinging deliveries and also can't grip the ball well onto the pitch with a new seam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    and why is there only 1 spot in a side? because they are not as useful as quicks
    I wouldn't go so far. In many sides theres room for 2 spinners, but their role is definitely smaller than that of the seamers.

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    pace bowlers win matches.

    unless you have an outstanding spin bowler like Warne or Murali who can take as many wickets as the quicks, they are generally used to try something different if the quicks arent getting wickets.

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    All Very True i guess my team and the few others ive played lately just have average seamers


    but what happens once the ball gets older? Pacers cant swing it as well and the batsmen get used to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unspinable View Post
    All Very True i guess my team and the few others ive played lately just have average seamers


    but what happens once the ball gets older? Pacers cant swing it as well and the batsmen get used to it?
    Well then spinners come into play. If you play 50-80 over cricket for your club then it's most likely you'll have two spinners who bowl 7-10 overs each in 50 over cricket and 15-20 overs in 80 over cricket as the ball takes a long time to reach that stage where the seam wears away and the ball develops roughness. But you can always keep one side shiny to generate some late reverse swing (which I don't think your seamers will be able to do considering you rate them 'average').

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unspinable View Post
    All Very True i guess my team and the few others ive played lately just have average seamers


    but what happens once the ball gets older? Pacers cant swing it as well and the batsmen get used to it?
    That's when variations come into play, slower balls/cutters etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unspinable View Post
    This is a question someone asked me the other day why i do alot of bowlers bowl pace when 1. Good batsmen get used to pace really quickly when everyones bowling it and
    2. spinners take more wickets
    Of the 21 bowlers who've taken more than 300 wkts, 17 of them are pacers.

    Tho the list is headed by spinners who have gone on longer than the pacers obv due to the lesser demands on the body

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    Spinners (unless they're freaks) rely almost exclusively on the batsmen making mistakes and mullering their half-trackers down deep mid wicket's throat. Fast bowlers make things happen.

    Children have no patience and therefore want to make everything happen. It's also one of the most entrancing sights in the game to see a fast bowler knocking off and middle out of the ground. I certainly got a hell of lot less appreciation for my wickets. Particularly after my long hop found a fielder for the fourth time in the day.
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    But also seeing a big leg break get a batter round the legs is also pretty cool to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unspinable View Post
    But also seeing a big leg break get a batter round the legs is also pretty cool to watch
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