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Should the doosra be taught to young spinners?

Riggins

International Captain
If I was coaching a young spinner I would be making sure he used at least the full 15 degrees.
 

watson

Banned
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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Daemon

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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.
The whole point of a doosra is to disguise it as an off break..
 

Shri

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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.
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
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.
 

viriya

International Captain
Time for Australia and England cricket academies to get with the program imo.
 

watson

Banned
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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hendrix

Hall of Fame Member
Would rather they learn the carrom ball instead. Far less likely to chuck it, and presumably less stress through the joints.
 

watson

Banned
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?
 
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watson

Banned
There is also the ball that 'Drifts' away from the right-hand batsman before spinning back. 'Drift' has been used to good effect by all the great Off Spinners.

So basically the Doosra is used by those Off-Spinners who haven't mastered, or can't be bothered mastering, the usual skills of the Off-Spin bowler.
 
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viriya

International Captain
There is also the ball that 'Drifts' away from the right-hand batsman before spinning back. 'Drift' has been used to good effect by all the great Off Spinners.

So basically the Doosra is used by those Off-Spinners who haven't mastered, or can't be bothered mastering, the usual skills of the Off-Spin bowler.
I find it hard to believe that bowlers like Murali, Saqlain, Ajmal haven't mastered the non-doosra skills of bowling off-spin.
 

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