A skilled bowler is a major asset to any cricket team. It takes dedication and the right training to become a bowler who can consistently take the ball to the wicket.
There are so many elements to bowling, from the run up, to the release. From the grip, to the pace. With all these moving parts, it takes hard work and dedication to bring it all together for bowling success. Finding your own style can feel frustrating and unnatural to begin with but the more you practice the more the techniques will become automatic.
In this video, head coach Kaushal Silva from Superkings offers you some advice to get started.
Too many young cricketers don’t think about their run up enough and limit their potential. It’s important to give yourself enough momentum to hit full power by the moment of release.
It will take a bit of practice to figure out what type of run up works for you. Here are some things to experiment with:
There are multiple things going on as you hit the crease and release the ball. Achieving line and length is the goal, but how can you avoid the dread of sending a bowl down that misses the mark?
Some key things to remember:
Falling into a pattern of poor technique can be very hard to unlearn. It’s much easier to correct your style and set yourself up for success the earlier you are in your career.
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