Left-arm orthodox spin

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Left-arm orthodox spin is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket. Left-arm orthodox spin is bowled by a left arm bowler using the fingers to spin the ball from right to left of the cricket pitch (from the bowler's perspective). Left arm orthodox spin bowlers generally attempt to drift the ball in the air into a right-handed batsman, and then turn it away from the batsman (toward off-stump) upon landing on the pitch. The drift and turn in the air are attacking techniques. The major variations of a left arm spinner are the topspinner (which turns less and bounces higher or lower in the cricket pitch), the arm ball (which does not turn at all, drifts into a right-handed batsman in the direction of the bowler's arm movement; also called a 'floater') and the left-arm spinner's version of a doosra (which turns the other way). Well known left-arm orthodox spin bowlers include New Zealand Captain Daniel Vettori [1] and former England bowler Ashley Giles [2]. Derek Underwood, Sir Gary Sobers, Phil Tufnell and Bishen Bedi were also well known exponents of this type of bowling. The left-arm unorthodox spin like a leg break or leg spin is also a bowling action.


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Notable left-arm orthodox spinners

 


 

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