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    Harder spin

    Which is a harder spin to bat against.Leg spin or Off spin?

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    Personally, I find off-spin harder to bat against, but the generally accepted view is that leg-spin is harder to play.
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    myself hate a good offspinner, because if he is a good bowler, he will turn into you, and onto your wicket, you miss it, the chance is big, your gone.

    leg spin will either make you edge it for four(or slip and out) or just miss it.
    everyspinner that turns it into my legs I dislike
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    Yeah I prefer leg spin myself. Generally, a leg spin ball pitching in line with off stump or so will not get me out, because I'm too crap to get the edge, and it'll miss the stumps. If an offie pitches a ball around off stump or so, there's more chance of it hitting the stumps. But yeah, generally leg spin is regarded as harder.
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    For me it has to be Leg-Spin when I'm batting. With an Off-Break bowler, they tend to have less tricks and variations to look out for, and they turn the ball less, as a general rule. A good Leg-Spinner can cope on a flat wicket, but an Off-Break bowler can't, unless their Murali.

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    People often say leg spin is harder.But i have never played against a spinner who can turn the ball.

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    Depends how good the bowler is. I've never found slow left armers a problem, though. They count as offies if you look at them in a mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Depends how good the bowler is. I've never found slow left armers a problem,

    luckely for me 45 people disagreed with that, this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark
    People often say leg spin is harder.But i have never played against a spinner who can turn the ball.
    You can't have played much cricket then. I can turn the ball, and I'm rubbish. I know 9 and 10 year olds who can turn the ball. Considerably more than I can for that matter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    You can't have played much cricket then. I can turn the ball, and I'm rubbish. I know 9 and 10 year olds who can turn the ball. Considerably more than I can for that matter...
    Yeah, you see young leggies ripping it miles. Personally I prefer the off-spinner, but mainly because my only real shots against slow bowling are the sweep and the charge-and-time through mid-wicket. Leg-spin is a nightmare for me, particularly when there's no pace on the ball.

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    Struggle to get bat on anything a leg spinner bowls tbh.
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    I find leg-spin marginally more difficult to play as I tend to favour the leg-side.

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    Generally find leg-spin easier as I prefer to work the ball through the offside. Off-spin's better if you're going agricultural though.

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    At the level i play at, off-spinners just don't turn the ball at all so it's just fodder.

    I can't play quality leg-spin, i have a mate who used to be an amazing leg spinner and i couldn't last an over even though i'd faced him a million times.

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    Offspinners are harder to score against because they don't give as many loose balls as legspinners. But that's stating the obvious.

    Left arm legspin - chinaman - is extremely difficult for me to play, because the ball seems to turn more. It's just an illusion, but I find it very difficult to read.
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