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    Left hand Doosra?

    Given that the standard Slow left arm bowler's delivery turns away from the right hander. What sort of delivery is this
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    If Vettori were to bowl a Doosra at a right-handed batsman, it'd turn into him.
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    Figures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    If Vettori were to bowl a Doosra at a right-handed batsman, it'd turn into him.
    WHY ?

    "Doosra" just means the "other one". Even if a left handed bowler bowled a ball that ptched twice before reaching the batsman, once turning one way and once the other, we/he could call it "a" doosra


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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    WHY ?

    "Doosra" just means the "other one". Even if a left handed bowler bowled a ball that ptched twice before reaching the batsman, once turning one way and once the other, we/he could call it "a" doosra
    In cricket, we usually refer to the off break which goes the other way as a doosra, as I'm sure you know.

    On that note, wtf is a teesra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_W View Post
    In cricket, we usually refer to the off break which goes the other way as a doosra, as I'm sure you know.

    On that note, wtf is a teesra?
    I am waiting for Richard's reply

    As for 'teesra', well the literal meaning of 'doosra' is not 'other' but 'second' though it is commonly used for other as well. 'Teesra' means third.

    'Do' is two and 'doosra' comes from that. 'Teen' is three and hence 'teesra'.

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    Yeah, I knew that but I've heard of a delivery called a teesra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_W View Post
    Yeah, I knew that but I've heard of a delivery called a teesra.
    I think it came from Harbhajan's (I think it was him not sure) claim once that he was working on a new delivery and the press termed it as 'teesra'. Maybe Harbhajan was referring to the 'back-of-the-hand' delivery he delivered to Sreesanth

    PS : I remember now it was saqlain who made that claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    Given that the standard Slow left arm bowler's delivery turns away from the right hander. What sort of delivery is this
    All that having been said the main question in my first post is yet to be answered. What sort of delivery is that which gets the guy out in the video in the compressed folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    All that having been said the main question in my first post is yet to be answered. What sort of delivery is that which gets the guy out in the video in the compressed folder?
    It does not open on my IMac

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    It does not open on my IMac

    Its a real player video...

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    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.

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    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)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPpIt...eature=related
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    Up loaded the video on Youtube, or at least the clip is in the video...

    See here

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