Category: Jargonbusting

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How Wahab put England into reverse

Mercurial country Pakistan. Despite the exile from playing tests on their own soil, the match-fixing scandals, the constant upheaval, they keep unearthing match winning bowlers. The latest are Wahab Riaz, whose blistering spell on...

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The science of swing

Jimmy Anderson exploits it brilliantly, but it is not only batsmen who are baffled by swing. Many scientists have been bemused by it too.  (And why the red ball does and the white one...

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How to bowl at 90mph

  There are several distinct ways of bowling fast. In this BBC video, two are illustrated. Mitchell Johnson’s dramatic slingshot style and Steven Finn’s alternative coil and spring method. Fast bowlers all find their...