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Salisbury shows you how to bowl leg spin
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Ian Salisbury's guide to leg spin

I'm Ian Salisbury of Surrey County Cricket Club and I've played 15 Test matches for England.

Watch my masterclass

If you're having trouble downloading the video, why not check out our slideshow

I bowl leg spin like Shane Warne and I'm going to share with you some of the skills you need to learn if you are going to get the ball to turn.

A leg spinner is a ball that pitches on a right-hander's leg stump and spins to the off side.

Firstly you need a good grip, wrapping your fingers around the ball with the thumb resting on the seam.

Use your fingers and wrist to generate spin on the ball and bring your arm through as close to your ear as you can.

Pitch the ball well up, so the flight of the ball causes the batsman to lift his head up and then down, hopefully disorientating him.

To view my leg spin masterclass in full click on the icon above.



Ian Salisbury factfile
Born: 21 January 1970
Birthplace: Northampton
Teams: Sussex, Surrey, England
Did you know?: When Ian hasn't been touring with England he has spent a number of winters playing grade cricket in Australia.
Debut: He made an impressive Test debut at Lord's in 1992, taking five wickets, with Javed Miandad being his first victim.
Tours: Ian has toured India, West Indies and Pakistan with England.



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