Hey guys, almost a year ago from today, I posted a clip in this forum asking for help on my bowling action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJlr3YqsYv4
I was told to fix my double hop and I'm been looking for a proper drill to fix that issue ever since. Recently, I've found one that I have confidence in that it will fix my double hop problem.
But here is the interesting situation/dilemma that video has presented to me. You see, I naturally bowl right handed and throw better and accurately with my right arm while fielding. But I do most things with my left hand/arm. I've always slightly been more of a leftie than a right hander in general, excluding cricket. (writing, holding objects etc) The only thing in cricket where I do anything left-handed is that I bat as a leftie.
That double hop correction video has given me a new scenario to think of....whenever I've held the ball in my left hand and just threw it in a stand-still bowling action in front of the mirror, it never felt awkward or un-natural. (I've never actually tried running with a full run-up as leftie though) The double hop correction video is basically a foot coordination and alignment drill which I feel like I could maybe use to bowl left handed! I've always wanted to be a left arm bowler all my life but have been too scared to try left arm because I feel that maybe I'm going against my natural game in being a right arm bowler.
So what do you guys think? Should I give my left arm bowling a chance with that drill in the double hop video or should I just focus on fixing my double hop as a right arm and going forward with that?
I feel like I'm really stuck on a 50/50 path here and really need some clarity. Thanks for reading this and I appreciate any feedback!