Hello everyone, to become a bowler spin or fast bowler. We should first know how to grip the ball. Today we are here to know the way how to grip the ball for fast bowlers. There are different grips for fast bowling and spin bowling. So, today we only talk about fast bowling.
The basic grip for fast bowling is very simple. What you have to do is take the ball. Now put your middle and index finger( the finger between your thumb and middle finger is called as index finger) on the top of the seam of the ball and put your thumb on the downside of the ball. As shown in the below pitcher.
There are two basic techniques that are following.
- Keep the middle and index finger close as shown above.
- Keep a little bit of gap between middle and index finger as shown in the below photo.
in both the techniques there should be a little gap between the base of the thumb and the ball to get good control. As shown in the pitcher
There is not much impact on both the technique this is just for how you comfortable to grip the ball. A good grip helps you to ball smoothly.
Need to have a good grip on the ball
- To deliver the ball on your natural pace. If you don’t have a good comfortable grip on the ball then you are not able to deliver the ball on your natural pace that you can do.
- A good grip on the ball helps for the smooth run-up. when you take a run-up but your grip does not give you comfort then your run-up also effected with it. you lose your rhythm.
- To control the ball. A good grip on the ball helps you to pitch the ball on its seam. because a ball pitch on-seam helps to get good pace bounce and swing.