Given that the standard Slow left arm bowler's delivery turns away from the right hander. What sort of delivery is this
If Vettori were to bowl a Doosra at a right-handed batsman, it'd turn into him.
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Yeah, I knew that but I've heard of a delivery called a teesra.
PS : I remember now it was saqlain who made that claim.
Last edited by SJS; 18-05-2008 at 07:57 PM.
A doosra is a reverse off spinner, just as a slower ball is a reverse faster ball and a cut shot is a reverse pull shot.
Rangana Herath of SL used it back in 1998 to good use against Aussies, especially Ponting and S. Waugh. I think Iverson was the first to use that delivery. The orthadox fingerspin ball is flicked out of the middle finger to make it spin the other way. Currently Ajantha Mendis of SL use it (despite he's a rigth hander, his method is different to Murali and Saqlain).In the video clip you'll see how it is released. Note that Medis has a third variety as well whch is flicked using the thumb and the index finger. (Around 00.30 mark in the video)
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