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    How do u bowl leg breaks???

    Hey guys i was wondering if there was a particular secret or anything to bowling a leg break? ive been practicing for a few weeks now and it still doesnt seem to working
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    Depends on how you bowl, either if its finger or wrist
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    Im a left handed orthodox spinner so I can bowl leg spin to most right handers very easily

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    IMO the key is if you are a wrist spinner, dont try and spin the ball too much, wrist spinners spin the ball extremely easily, its not hard at all, you encounter problems when you try and rip the ball a mile, when you do that you pull the ball down and it will be a half tracker,lol.... just really focus on pitching the ball in a good area with little spin
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    Personally, I bowl them very well.

    Anyway, although they are very hard to control, I've always felt it was pretty intuitive to bowl leggies, most people can make them spin. In these post-Warne days, everyone tends to have a crack now and then. I don't actually know the way the coaching book tells you to do it, personally I just hold the ball across the seam, and spin the ball as hard as I can from right to left on release. If you can (I really bowl medium pace, so I can), try out the occasional Shahid Afridi quicker ball, and bruise a few thighs.

    Oh yeah, and I don't suggest you try to mimic Warne's run-up. For most mere mortals it is easier to actually run in hard to the crease, like MacGill.

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    Damn those afridi quicker balls are 140 km/h

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    IMO the key is if you are a wrist spinner, dont try and spin the ball too much, wrist spinners spin the ball extremely easily, its not hard at all, you encounter problems when you try and rip the ball a mile, when you do that you pull the ball down and it will be a half tracker,lol.... just really focus on pitching the ball in a good area with little spin
    Well, you're not really giving very helpful advice on how to actually spin it, are you

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry
    Oh yeah, and I don't suggest you try to mimic Warne's run-up. For most mere mortals it is easier to actually run in hard to the crease, like MacGill.
    hmmm i have to say i disagree with you, i find it easier if your relaxed at the crease and only put energy into your last movement, this way you will reduce the chance of over or under pitching.... personal preference i suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoT_SpIn
    Damn those afridi quicker balls are 140 km/h
    Really? I thought 130k was more realistic. If he can bowl 140 off a spinners run then why doesn't he bowl pace? Personally I'm only a medium pacer, but find that I can bowl almost as quickly off 2 paces as off 20, so I can bowl the quicker one quite nicely. Chris Gayle does it well also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry
    Well, you're not really giving very helpful advice on how to actually spin it, are you
    lol the ball spins naturally, its not a big movement, just a little flick i suppose, the areas are the biggest problem

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    Malcolm Frankie once told me that it's important to just spin the ball between your hands whenever you can (like Warne at the top of his run)

    You want to keep the seam spinning anti-clockwise and facing from mid-wicket to backward point. Just practise a lot. The Shane Warne cricketballs are useful for working out where your fingers go. Key should be the wrist and the fourth finger. Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    hmmm i have to say i disagree with you, i find it easier if your relaxed at the crease and only put energy into your last movement, this way you will reduce the chance of over or under pitching.... personal preference i suppose
    You must be a real powerhouse then. I would say most people find it a lot easier to a) be accurate, and b) spin the ball, if they actually build up some momentum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry
    You must be a real powerhouse then. I would say most people find it a lot easier to a) be accurate, and b) spin the ball, if they actually build up some momentum.
    lol must be just me then, i put all my energy into the delivery stride, with a pretty fast rotation

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    Always give Flight and time

    Spin is in the Air Break is off the Pitch

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    I'm a medium bowler, but I can be a dangerous leg-spinner in the nets (thinking of becoming a bowler who offers both styles). Anyway... You need to hold the ball pretty loose in your hands. Don't "squeeze" the ball, you need to be relaxed as you come to the wicket, gripping the ball hard will make your body tense up. Then it's just a matter of getting into the delivery position, and having whatever grip you're comfortable with, then a slight rotation of the wrist as you release the ball and it should turn.

    I'm sure you'll be able to find a good comprehensive step-by-step guide by running a google search.

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