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How to put batsmen in a spin
Around the Academy:

Muttiah Muralitharan and Daniel Vettori have been putting batsmen in spin

Whether it's a "wrong'un", flipper, top spinner or just a good old-fashion off break, spinners remain one of cricket's greatest unsolved mysteries.

There are three main types of spinners - the off spinner, left-arm spinner and the leg spinner.

So if you fancy giving Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne or Ashley Giles a run for their money, then you've come to the right place.


Muttiah Muralitharan
OFF SPIN
Want to spin the ball like Murali? Here's how to get started

Ashley Giles
LEFT ARM SPIN
Find out why left-armers are a big turn-on in cricket

Shane Warne
LEG SPIN
The biggest mystery of cricket unravelled before your eyes

Anil Kumble
GOOGLY
Learn how to bowl out the back of your hand

Flipper
FLIPPER
Sounds fishy, but batsmen will be in a swim trying to pick it

Top spinner
TOP SPINNER
Get the ball to 'kick on' and cause problems

Doosra
DOOSRA
The off-spinner's leg spinner but it's not easy


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Our guide to spin
Off spin
Left-arm spin
Leg spin
Googly
Flipper
Top spinner
'Doosra'

Did you know?
The only two bowlers to have claimed 10 wickets in one Test innings are both spinners
English off spinner Jim Laker was the first, taking 10-53 against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956
India's Anil Kumble was the second, claiming 10-74 against Pakistan in New Delhi in 1999 with his leg spin



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