Who invented doosra?

Who invented doosra?

Definition: An unconventional off-spin delivery, the doosra was the brainchild of Pakistani spin wizard Saqlain Mushtaq who successfully used the delivery for maximum effect against Australia in the Sharjah series two decades ago.

What is legside and offside in cricket?

In cricket: Strategy and technique. …as being divided lengthwise into off and on, or leg, sides in relation to the batsmen’s stance, depending upon whether he bats right- or left-handed; the off side is the side facing the batsman, and the on, or leg, side is the side behind him as he stands to receive…

Why is silly point called so?

Silly point is a position in front of the batsman on the off side; and the position got its name as it was ‘silly’ to stand so close to the batsman.

What is a fine leg?

fine leg in British English a. a fielding position between long leg and square leg. b. a fielder in this position. Collins English Dictionary.

What does fine mean in cricket?

The term ‘fine’ means ‘straight’ i.e., nearer to the line that can be drawn between the stumps of the strikers’ and non-strikers’ end.

What is a cricket Jaffa?

Jaffa (also corker) an exceptionally well bowled, practically unplayable delivery, usually but not always from a fast bowler.

Who is the king of leg side?

5. The King of the leg side: Ross Taylor is known to favor the leg side while batting. The strong wrist developed during his hockey playing days has seen him clear the mid wicket fence with considerable ease.

Why is it called a cow corner?

Cow corner – which is a fielding position between deep mid-wicket and wide long-on – derives its name from a corner of the field which was safe for cows to graze on because very few batsmen would hit the ball there… until Twenty20 cricket came along, that is.

Who invented yorker ball?

One of the forerunners of death bowling, Lasith Malinga practically invented the slow Yorker – A kind of silly, a mazy delivery that reaches later than anticipated and leaves batsmen on the floor. Most batsmen are already done with playing the shot before the ball smashes the bails off.

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