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    When I bowl I usually bowl a pretty good line just outside off stump, however, when it comes to length I tend to bowl either too full or too short. I have tried placing cones on the field and try hitting them and I usaully succeed, however, when it comes to bowling without the cones with a batsman facing I bowl the wrong length. So can you please tell me how to bowl in the right good length consistently?

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    Where do you look when you bowl? Know that those who are concerned about their runup and going for noballs tend to look at that line and struggle with length, should make sure you're looking at where you want it to pitch if you're struggling with length.
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    Looking where you bowl is very helpful.

    Another thing could be tensing up. In games with a batsman, the delivery stride can shorten a fraction due to the bowler not being as relaxed as in the nets.

    That small shortening of the stride thows length all over the place and its impossible to hit a right length.

    Have a look to see if you are as relaxed against a batsman as with a cone. If not, try and extend the delivery stride a fraction (Im talking about an inch) in order to replicate the action when bowling at a cone better
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    Should start with a full toss to the head - then at least you won't be the only nervous one.

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    Target on the spot of the pitch you want to hit and start slowly (don't start at all out pace you have or trying to rip it as far as you can if you are a spinner). A good short one will loosen you up if you are a fast bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isolator View Post
    Should start with a full toss to the head - then at least you won't be the only nervous one.
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