How to Bowl a Leg Break

by Siraj

A leg-break is a leg spinner’s stock ball in cricket. It pitches and then spins away from a right handed batsman. It is an incredibly successful delivery and is guaranteed to get wickets.



Grip the ball correctly. This entails holding it with the seam along your fingers. Your Index and Middle fingers should be spread apart from each other while your Ring finger is lower down on the ball. Your Pinky finger should rest alongside it. Your thumb should play no part whatsoever in the delivery


Cock your wrist and practise releasing the ball. When releasing it, the spin is generated from you un-cocking your wrist and "ripping" the ball with your ring finger.


When actually bowling "set" your wrist before you bring your lead hand in front of you. Hold your lead hand high and then bring it down sharply, as it leads your action. Your right hand should follow and you should impart the spin on the ball as you release it.


Follow all the way through after you've released. Your right arm should end up bellow your left armpit.

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