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    Cricket Ball

    Which cricket ball is the best? In italy we use or kookaburra balls( we get them from Australia) or unknown Indian/Pakistani balls...

    Does anyone know what ball they use at Test/ODI level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dro87
    Which cricket ball is the best? In italy we use or kookaburra balls( we get them from Australia) or unknown Indian/Pakistani balls...

    Does anyone know what ball they use at Test/ODI level?

    Cheers Leandro
    Depends on what country, Leandro.

    Here in AUstralia, as you alluded to, Im pretty sure they use Kookaburra.
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    I've bought a few Duke balls off E-Bay in the past and they swing like crazy and keep their shine for ages, really good cricket balls. Although the swing can be hard to control as it's so over the top.

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    In England they use Dukes Cricket balls, in India they use SG balls and in Australia they use Kookaburra Cricket balls. For some reason, in Pakistan they use Kookaburra balls, which is criticised as Kookaburra balls lose their shine and shape very quickly on the abrasive Pakistani wickets. As a result of this, in the first few overs of a test match, because of the big seam on the Kookaburra ball, the ball swings a lot, but after that, it is very difficult to get movement in the air and off the pitch because the nature of the pitch makes the seam deteriorate very quickly. This is not such a problem in Australia because the wickets are not as abrasive to the ball and therefore the ball keeps its shape, which allows bowlers to get swing for longer.
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    Kookaburra for mine because it encorages wrist-spin.

    From a non-boased viewpoint, I think Dukes are probably the best.
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    I've never heard of these SG balls until the last week.
    Each ball has different characteristics, but it's tough to know exactly how any ball will behave in the many different conditions of outfield, air and pitch.
    Dukes and Readers have been used extensively in England, Kookaburras in Australia.
    Otherwise there's been a good deal of chopping-and-changing.
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    Enjoyed bowling with Bellingham and Smith from SA, and also Kookaburra's from Australia are my favourite
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    I have a typhoon ball from india
    hard as a freking rock
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    yeah Kookaburra's are pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3
    I have a typhoon ball from india
    hard as a freking rock
    we had one of them in the nets the other day....you just stood and through it onto the floor(indoor gym floor) as hard as possible and it bounced about 3 and a half foot =/
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    I have a Stanford County ball....but i only started bowling consistently well in the nets last week and i left it in my room so i can't really give much of a comment on it just yet...
    but it does seem to pretty good at swinging

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    a big problem is that in italy you play on astroturf wickets, so the ball gets ruined heavily

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    Quote Originally Posted by dro87
    a big problem is that in italy you play on astroturf wickets, so the ball gets ruined heavily
    Are there many Italian Cricket players or are they mostly foreigners?



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