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What is the difference between seam and swing bowling in Cricket?

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What is the difference between seam and swing bowling in Cricket?
posted Apr 5, 2018 by Sunita

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1.Seam Bowling :-

Seam bowling is generally classed as a subtype of fast bowling, although the bowling speeds at which seam can be a factor include medium-pace bowling. Although there are specialist seamers that make deliberate use of Off cutter and Leg cutter at the expense of bowling slower than regular fast bowlers, most bowlers employ the seam to some effect and so the terms "seamer" and "fast bowler" are largely synonymous.

2. Swing Bowling

The essence of swing bowling is to get the cricket ball to deviate sideways as it moves through the air towards or away from the batsman. To do this, the bowler makes use of five factors:

  • The raised seam of the cricket ball
  • The angle of the seam to the direction of travel
  • The wear and tear on the ball
  • The polishing liquid used on the ball
  • The speed of the delivery
  • The bowler's action
answer Apr 6, 2018 by Diya Borda
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Simply put, swing bowling involves making the ball to move while it is travelling in the air and seam bowling is more about movement off the pitch. ... The irregularity on the cricket ball due to the presence of the threaded seam will do it for the bowler

answer Jul 17, 2020 by Chetan Pawar
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