It is known that the most effective bowlers are ones that can mix up there dileveries from changing the pace, changing the seam movement etc. What I aim to do here is to analyse and evaluate particular ways to get a batsman out by choosing where fielders should stand and with your help possibly the delivery that should be used. For this first analysis I will use a fast bolwer as an example. I will try to gather images that can help outline these strategies. The ideas I will try to convey would be in an ODI situation where batsman would presumably try to play shots.
1. Fast Bowler
This batsman is known to have a tendancy to pull the ball - RHB "George"
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Here is what I have to say to explain myself.
Ideally to induce the pull shot I would try to bowl a length that is fairly short and looking to go towards the middle and leg stump. Ideally to make it uncomfortable and try to create an opportunity there should be either exaggerated swing movement maybe starting at off moving towards leg or seam movement. The vertical red line symbolises the length I would choose to try induce the pull shot and the horizontal line is the ideal line. Of course this strategy is a very risky one and has the potential to be create a lot of runs for the batsman. Now for fielding positions. Of course with this type of shot fielders on the leg side are vital. I have made some fielding places that are likely to be able to complete catches with yellow dots. The fine-leg position is there because it could be possible that the batsman doesnt get hold of the ball and maybe edge it or mis-time it. This position could be handy but that theory of where the batsman hits it is unlikely. The position that would probably place the most pressure on the batsman is either mid-wicket, deep mid-wicket or deep square leg with long on also a posibility. If there was a mid-wicket without someone in the deep in behind the batsman may be tempted to hit over the top however if he gets it wrong there is a possibility that he would hit it straight at the mid-wicket feilder. If the batsman is always managing to find gaps then the strategy should possibly change. This is an aggressive approach to take wickets whereas ideally a lot of people would make sure that he would not be allowed to play his favoured pull shot.