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It may be one of the most difficult skills to master in cricket, but a good leg spinner will almost certainly get plenty of wickets.

Leg spin involves turning a ball off the pitch from the leg-side of a right-handed batsman, to the off-side.

It is often described as wrist spin because, unlike off spinners, the revolutions of the ball are generated by the wrist rather than the fingers.


The top joints of the index and middle fingers are across the seam, with the ball resting between a bent third finger and the thumb.


As you release the ball, straighten the fingers and much of the work on the ball will be done by the third finger, turning the ball anti-clockwise.

Flick the wrist so that the palm of the hand finishes facing downwards.

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