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How do I deceive the batsman with outswing bowling to get more edges?

I cannot get edges out of batsmen

Hi Sagar,it's all about line and length, especialy with swing bowling.

You want to get the ball at a length which makes the batsman play forward (this will differ depending on the wicket and the height of the batsman).

Then you want a line just outside the off stump, so the batsman plays either a forward defensive or drive.

Once you have the batsman coming forward it's all about, deception -  them playing down the line the ball starts at and you putting enough swing on the ball for it to deviate enough to get an edge to the wicketkeeper or slips.

hope this makes sense,

Paul

The key to outswing bowling is control. Practice without any swing until you can consistently bowl the line and length you need. This should be around a 12 -18 inches or so short of where the batman puts his front foot when playing forward and on or just outside the off stump.

Next thing is to practice your outswing so you can bowl it consistently and then develop, big, medium and little deviations. This can be achieved through experimenting with wrist action, slightly changing the angle of the seam, and subtle changes in speed. A straight ball on the off stump every now and then will maintain pressure on the batsman to play the ball. You want him undecided about whether the ball will swing late or simply come through straight.

Be attacking, you want the batsman to have to play at as many balls as possible. To be successful you need to maintain the pressure over after over.

Best of Luck.

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