#39 - When I start my run up, it’s fast but whenever the time comes to release the ball, my run up becomes slower. How can I solve this problem?

QUESTION FROM VINAY

When I start my run up, it’s fast but whenever the time comes to release the ball, my run up becomes slower. How can I solve this problem?


ANSWER

Hey Vinay,

This is a great question and something a lot of bowlers suffer with. You’re not confident about your landing position – this is the reason why you become tentative and slow down as you approach the crease. Most of the time this is because you want to avoid overstepping and bowling a no-ball.

You need to bowl enough in practice and properly mark your run up so your mind is at peace when it comes to games.

Have someone stand as an umpire during your practice sessions and make them call out ‘no-ball’, if you do overstep. When you start bowling over after over without hearing ‘no-ball’, you’ll feel a lot more confident about your run-up.

Another thing to remember is to be free when you’re bowling. Don’t think about that front foot line or even the crease. From your mark, just GO and bowl with freedom.

I hope that helps.

All the best.


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