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    Should the doosra be taught to young spinners?

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    If I was coaching a young spinner I would be making sure he used at least the full 15 degrees.
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    Yes. Even if they don't use it, at least they should know how to use it.

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    Over the wrist leg-spin is a superior method of turning the ball from leg to off. Young spinners may as well learn that technique instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Over the wrist leg-spin is a superior method of turning the ball from leg to off. Young spinners may as well learn that technique instead.
    The whole point of a doosra is to disguise it as an off break..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    The whole point of a doosra is to disguise it as an off break..
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    Yeah. To the ones who have learnt all the other **** that comes with being an offie. Sick of seeing ****s who mess up the stock ball and depend on everything but really letting a off break rip. At least in the matches played where I live.

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    Nah.

    Delivery should be banned. Saqlain possibly the only bowler I've seen who could send it down and not look like a blatant chuck. & even the great man got a little elbow into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    The whole point of a doosra is to disguise it as an off break..
    Oh yeah. Well teach the 'arm ball' then.

    Much the same effect and much less strain on the elbow joint and Law 24.3 at the same time. Actually there isn't any.
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    Would rather they learn the carrom ball instead. Far less likely to chuck it, and presumably less stress through the joints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Would rather they learn the carrom ball instead. Far less likely to chuck it, and presumably less stress through the joints.
    Jack Iverson and Johnny Gleeson would be delighted with that idea.

    It appears that Sledger was onto something afterall. No doubt he was thinking specifically of the 'Arm Ball' and 'Carrom Ball' when he posed the original question. Sledger?
    Last edited by watson; 03-06-2014 at 02:42 PM.

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    Arm balls, carrom balls, I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    You love them right up in your face.

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    'In your face' - that's a bouncer Furball . We're talking about spin bowling, not fast bowling.

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