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    Spin bowlers who got the most amount of drift??

    Warne is the obvious one,

    Swann gets a good amount of drift due to the number of revs he puts on the ball.

    Haurtiz also got the ball to drift alot,

    Which spin bowlers got the most amount of drift??
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    Swann doesn't really drift it much IMO, his action doesn't really allow it, Harbhajan Singh got quite a lot of drift from what I saw, Herath gets a reasonable amount as well due to his action.
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    Afridi gets ridiculous drift.

    Swann only gets drift when he comes around the wicket.

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    Warne obviously, but that's a bit of a copout in any 'best spinner' debate.

    Kumble probably the best of the rest IMO. In England in 2010 I remember the basic instructions to the English batsmen were to play him as an inswing bowler who bowled the occasional leg cutter. They did ok from memory.
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    That's probably a good description of the way to play Vettori, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Afridi gets ridiculous drift.

    Swann only gets drift when he comes around the wicket.
    I wouldn't necessarily say that's the only time he gets drift when he comes around the wicket but he does get more appreciable drift from that angle which inevitably makes it so difficult for left-handers to face him. The uncertainty of whether it's going to drift in then turn away sharply or simply run into the stumps with the drift and angle really scrambles the lefties brain.

    As has been mentioned Warne is the absolute obvious one, the drift he used to get was phenomenal because of the rip he used to put on the ball. The drift is generally associated with those that give it the biggest rip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    As has been mentioned Warne is the absolute obvious one, the drift he used to get was phenomenal because of the rip he used to put on the ball. The drift is generally associated with those that give it the biggest rip.
    In some ways, the most noticeable drift tends to occur when the arm angle suits it I find, Leggies with a high arm action such as Kumble and Afridi and Offies with a round arm action such as Herath I find get the most drift, although for off spinners body rotation is perhaps the most important factor. Whether or not the angle of release is making it look like it is drifting more or the ball really does drift more from these release points I'm not certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    That's probably a good description of the way to play Vettori, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    Warne is the obvious one,

    Swann gets a good amount of drift due to the number of revs he puts on the ball.

    Haurtiz also got the ball to drift alot,

    Which spin bowlers got the most amount of drift??
    Drift is not only the sideways movement, but dip is included as well. The best I've seen are Vettori, Venkathapathy Raju, Greme Swann and Abdul Qadir.

    It's very odd that Murali and Kumble were not very good at getting drift. But when they did eventually, they were the most unplayable things on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Drift is not only the sideways movement, but dip is included as well. The best I've seen are Vettori, Venkathapathy Raju, Greme Swann and Abdul Qadir.

    It's very odd that Murali and Kumble were not very good at getting drift. But when they did eventually, they were the most unplayable things on the planet.
    Not in my definition it's not, dip falls under flight IMO

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    Yeah, flight is flight, dip is often the most important part of that, but its all to do with revs and so I always think of it as part of the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    I wouldn't necessarily say that's the only time he gets drift when he comes around the wicket but he does get more appreciable drift from that angle which inevitably makes it so difficult for left-handers to face him. The uncertainty of whether it's going to drift in then turn away sharply or simply run into the stumps with the drift and angle really scrambles the lefties brain.
    Implying that Swann probably isn't a good example, because if he were consistently drifting away from the RH before turning it back in, he'd be just as dangerous from over the wicket, no?

    Oddly enough one of the first names I thought of was Ravi Jadeja, probably because he only ever seems to get wickets with drift - turning the ball isn't really in his wheelhouse

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