#19 - How do I bowl the best bouncer?

QUESTION FROM PIYUSH

How do I bowl the best bouncer?


ANSWER

Hey Piyush,

Good question.

In terms of direction, you want your bouncer to follow and attack the batsman; a good guide is to aim to hit the upper chest/throat area of the batsman.

In terms of intensity, most fast bowlers will bowl at 85/90% for most of their spell and save 15/10% effort for the bouncer or Yorker. The idea is to catch the batsman by surprise.

In terms of technique. You really want to dig that shoulder in and hammer the pitch. Think about releasing the ball as late as possible so your trajectory is perfectly aligned to that short length.

All the best!


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