Exactly, the skid through factor works only for the ones who bowl a flatter trajectory.
So why have spinners been phenominally successful since day 1 in T20 if they can't bowl well with a new ball?
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It doesn't really help you dry up the runs as there's more pace on the ball but, as with the fast bowlers really, it can really aid in a spinner's potency if he uses it right.
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Just realized I have never been given the new ball ever as a spinner. Would love to try a top spinner with a new ball sometime.
Yeah, atleast offspinners are doing ok. But we are yet to see a good legspinner after Warne and Kumble.
During the under-19 world cup, I saw a legspinner from Pakistan bowling very well, couldn't recollect his name. Hope he brings leg-spin back on the cricketing map.
I think If the new ball was so beneficial for the spinners, most teams, who have had good spinners(and crap pace bowlers) in the past would have used them more often with the newer ball. We haven't seen many spinners being used that way regularly.
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Even during the time of the famous Indian spin quartet, pace bowlers were just picked to take the shine off the ball and produce some footmarks for the spinners. The spinners were happy bowling with the older ball rather than the newer one.
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Meanwhile, West Indies is emerging as a new breeding ground for spinners. Sunil Narine apart, we're also seeing Narsingh Deonarine, Shane Shillingford, Samuel Badree and once upon a time Dave Mohammed get plenty of wickets, for less. In other regions (England/Africa/South-Pacific) it's still tough for the spinners to chip wickets. It's looking good in Tests, not so much in ODIs.
One case of seriously good economy in ODIs is that of Sunil Narine, who maintains an economy of a little under four, and his strike rate keeps him competitive. However, we find that he maintains those figures largely in the West Indies, and not so much even in Asia.
Sri Lanka's spin revival is also likely. We're seeing Mendis play for Lanka again, and they still have Rangana Herath, who has been getting better.
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