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    Outswing vs Inswing

    Which do/would you prefer bowling; which do you prefer facing; which is more effective in getting wickets.

    Just generally discuss the merits of the two arts. I personally prefer bowling outswing as it seems more likely to snag a wicket, but I'd also rather face it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Which do/would you prefer bowling; which do you prefer facing; which is more effective in getting wickets.

    Just generally discuss the merits of the two arts. I personally prefer bowling outswing as it seems more likely to snag a wicket, but I'd also rather face it.
    Slower pace, I'd rather face inswing. If it's lightening fast, then I'd prefer outswing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Slower pace, I'd rather face inswing. If it's lightening fast, then I'd prefer outswing
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    Probably the delivery that I would rate as the most lethal would be the inswinging yorker. When bowled at good pace and with late swing. Very very lethal

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    I prefer bowling inswing (to a right hander) largely because it comes more naturally to me than outswing. While I'm batting I'd probably go along with Migara's preference.
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    Depends on the bowler's height.

    Usually the short height bowlers are the ones who bowl outswing as their wicket taking deliveries. Examples are Dale Steyn, Malcolm Marshall and Fred Trueman.

    The tall blokes are the ones who bowl inswing deliveries for wickets, I don't know the reason but that seems to be the trend. I've seen a lot of Curtly Ambrose spells and he never really bowled and outswinger or a leg cutter. Examples here would be, Glenn Mcgrath, Imran Khan, Ambrose and Walsh.

    Either way, both outswing and inswing are tough to face when the ball is bowled by world class bowlers I mentioned above.

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    Against quality batsmen with a good defence in no hurry to score, I think outswing is significantly more potent. You can get wickets bowling outswingers alone and just varying the length and line. If you're an inswing bowler you need some additional weapon like a leg-cutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Which do/would you prefer bowling; which do you prefer facing; which is more effective in getting wickets.

    Just generally discuss the merits of the two arts. I personally prefer bowling outswing as it seems more likely to snag a wicket, but I'd also rather face it.
    I'd recommend you to trust your natural abilities, and enjoy your bowling. If you like bowling outswing, bowl it and do it at a lively pace with good rhythm.

    Fast bowlers today clutter their minds too much on their bowling styles. They're WAY too worried on what the speed gun says rather than their bowling rhythm.

    The reason why 80's fast bowlers were the best because they trusted their natural abilities and focused on bowling at a great rhythm without being over coached.

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    I've been playing against a two piece ball and both are equally difficult to bat against.

    Against a 4 piece - inswing is easier to stay against but harder to score against because you don't know how much it is going to swing.
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    A slightly different thread but still interesting.

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    Outswing

    When bowling there are more oppotrunities to take a wicket
    When batting inswing is easier to cope with because you can try and shuffle it away on the leg side somehow and most umpires will say it is going down leg if you miss it,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Slower pace, I'd rather face inswing. If it's lightening fast, then I'd prefer outswing
    This. I don't mind the ball coming in at the body, but if it's really quick then more likely than not I'll be bowled at some point.
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    Against guys who can bat, outswing every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    This. I don't mind the ball coming in at the body, but if it's really quick then more likely than not I'll be bowled at some point.
    You've always swung both ways though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    You've always swung both ways though.
    I don't see how that's relevant to the question at hand.

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    Outswing far more dangerous to face IMO.
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