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    Finger Spin Megathread

    Getting back into cricket and working on my rubbish offies, so figured I'd scour all the info in CW about finger spin and compile it onto one thread for easy reading, followed by links to youtube tutorials and such.

    Please feel free to share any advice, problems, and suggestions you may have.

    Also please refrain from reminding us that finger spin isn't real bowling. I'll have to report you for spincial discrimination otherwise.

    First some threads worth reading from CW:

    Learning Off-spin
    Learning to bowl off spin ?
    Bowling offspin (I posted here! Fantastic to see how I have made 0 progress in 4 years...)
    Bowling The Doosra & Teaching It To Kids
    Trouble turning the ball as a finger spinner
    Arm ball or slider
    Struggling to bowl offbreak
    I wanna be a test offspiner

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    Post the Mallet one

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    Can you bowl a carrom? I can. I am a fast bowler but do sometimes bowl cutters either way, very rarely though.The actual doosra is solid.

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    This idea may just be tough to do but if your leading leg in the delivery stride is on the same side as the bowling arm (ie right arm bowler leading with the right leg) then it would shift the angle of the body to a rhb's offside. Could this then mean the arm could get into a position to do a doosra because the body is pointing to the direction that the ball would turn?
    Rip Fardin Qayyumi, Bob Woolmer and Craig.

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    Watching these vids and trying to make a 'checklist' of sorts to ensure your offbreaks come out well.


    Grip
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    - Fingers wide apart to get more spin
    - Hold the ball deep in the fingers but not too deep

    Run-Up
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    - Balanced
    - Upright
    - Gain in momentum towards the stump
    - Bit of a jump
    - High arms to get more energy through the delivery
    - Land side-on - backfoot as close to parallel to the crease as possible
    - Shoulder pointing towards where you want the ball to go

    Action
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    - Use left arm to pull you through
    - 'Up and over'
    - Deliver the ball with palm pointing the slips, seam pointing to leg slip.
    - Spin the ball hard
    - Pivot on backfoot
    - Land with body facing the batsman, ready for the catch.

    Other Stuff
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    - Focus on flight and turn
    - Get close to the stumps and try to deliver in a straight line - if you spin it hard enough it should drift away a bit.
    - Bowl slow. Put your energy into spinning the ball. Try and get it above the eyeline

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    15 posts (12 of which are you own) - yeah, it's a real "mega thread" alright!

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