In Cricket, bowling is the action of throwing the ball toward the wicket guarded by a batsman.
A player who performs the above action is known as the bowler. A bowler can also be a competent batsman and in all probability be called as all-rounder.
1.What is bowling in cricket?
The act of bowling the ball towards the batsman is called a delivery or a ball. When deliveries are bowled in sets of six, it's called an over. Once a bowler has bowled an over, a teammate will bowl an over from the other end of the pitch.
2. The laws of cricket that apply to bowling
A no ball occurs if a ball is bowled illegally. The umpire has the power to make that judgement.
If a ball is bowled too wide where it's beyond the reach of a batsman to be able to play at it with a proper cricket shot, the umpire will rule it a wide.
3. Types of bowlers
Fast Bowlers - Their primary weapon is pace
Swing and Seam Bowlers - They make the ball deflect in its course while in the air or even when it bounces
Slow bowlers - They usually ain to deceive the batsmen with a variety of spins and flight.
A Spin Bowler - They usually deliver the ball slowly and put a spin on it causing it to turn at an angle.
It doesn't take a lot to master the skill of bowling, practice well and you're bound to get it right!