The condition of the ball: A brand new ball will swing more because of the shiny lacquer coating and a hard seam.
As the ball gets older, it gets softer and loses its shine, but polishing one side of the ball will help keep the ball moving in the air.
The ball swings from the off stump of a right handed batsman towards the slip fielders.
This gives them a greater chance of getting the batsman out caught behind the wicket forcing a false stroke.
Grip the ball with the first two fingers close together on the seam.
Point the seam of the ball towards the slips with the shiny side of the ball to the right of the seam facing leg side.The thumb should be on the seam underneath.
Your action will play a big role if you want the ball to swing.
If you have a side-on action when you reach the crease, you'll have a greater chance of moving the ball in the air. Try to bring your arm over and release at 1 o'clock instead of vertically.
Inswing (change of grip)
The later the ball swings into the batsman, the more effective it will be trying to get them bowled in between bat and pad.
The most important factor to consider is the grip on the seam of the ball and its direction.
Remember to work on shining the ball on one side during and before each delivery to
help the ball to swing more in the air.
Grip the ball with the first two fingers close together on the seam, with the seam in a vertical position. The thumb should be on the seam underneath.
Angle the seam towards leg slip, but keeping it vertical. The shiny side of the ball should be furthest from the batsman.
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