Cricket Bowling Tips

Cricket Bowling Tips are the signposts on the road that help to keep you on track with growing and improving your bowling.

Check the replies to questions from the "Ask Coach" page, browse the different sections and see what there is to help you with your game.

Below these are the Top Ten Cricket Tips from a variety of the great bowlers that I have worked with, from Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed and Saqlain Mushtaq of Pakistan to Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel of South Africa.

Observing and studying the master bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne first hand.

Cricketers Top Ten Cricket Bowling Tips

Morne Morkel's Top Ten Cricket Fast Bowling Tips

Dale Steyn's Top Ten Cricket Fast Bowling Tips

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips: Dale Steyn Bowling Strategy

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips FAQ's

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips: General Fast Bowling Questions

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Are Fast Bowlers Born Or Made ?

Game Plans And Strategy

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Using Variation To Take Wickets

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Taking Wickets With Pace

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ T20 Bowling Strategy

Mental Toughness

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Mental Toughness: Problems with my feet

Fast Bowling Actions

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ A Repeatable Automatic Bowling Action

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ I Lack The Natural Ability To Bowl Quick

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Coach Wants Me To Change My Action


Cricket Bowling Tips/ Balance And Control In Fast Bowling

Cricket Bowling Tips/Fast Bowling:How To Control Where I Bowl The Ball

Cricket Bowling Tips/Fast Bowling:How Do I stop Bowling Too Full?

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Rhythm And Improving Control

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Control, Pace, Line And Length

Swing Bowling

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ How To Swing The Ball Late

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Increasing Pace Or Swing To Take Wickets

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ How To Bowl In Swing

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ How To Control Swing

New Ball Bowling

Cricket Bowling Tips/ Bowling With The New Ball

Cricket Bowling Tips/ Improving Control With The New Ball

I Want To Bowl Like ...

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Bowling Like Bree Lee

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ How To Make My Jump Like Brett Lee

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Bowling Like Glenn McGrath

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Bowling Like Morne Morkel

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Bowl Like Waqar Younis

Wrist Action

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Fast Bowling Wrist Action

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ How To Nip The Ball Back Off The Seam

Run Up

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Length Of Run Up

No Ball Problems

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Overcoming No Ball Problems

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Increasing Pace and No Ball Problems

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips / No Ball Problems

Bowling A Bouncer

Cricket Bowling Tips/Fast Bowling:Keeping Pace In Bouncer

Bowling To Left Handers

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/Bowling To Left Handed Batsmen

Fast Bowling Fitness And Injuries

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Bowling Injury Free

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Bowlers Work Loads

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Back Problems and What To Do

Problems Throwing

Cricket Fast Bowling Tips/ Problem With Throwing

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/How To Take Wickets

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/Left Arm Finger Spin

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/How To Get More Spin On The Ball

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/Off Spin Bowling: Control And The Doosra

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/Developing As An Off Spinner

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/Gripping The Ball

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/ Controlling Line And Length

Cricket Spin Bowling Tips/ Improving Flight And Variation

Top Ten Cricket Bowling Tips

1. In elite cricket, bowlers know what they want to make happen during practice and during matches.

2. Set goals for each practice and match, they need to be challenging and achievable.

3. Break your cricket strategy and goals down into achievable, small steps.

An over is six balls, plan your over, how you want to build pressure and when you are going to look to take a wicket during the spell.

Your spell maybe 6 balls in 20 20 Cricket , 5 overs in a one day game and it could be 4-8overs for a seamer or 15 to 20 overs for a spinner in a declaration game.

Plan your spell, know that you want to build pressure in each over and in your spell.

Pressure brings wickets.

Be patient, take a leaf from the great Glenn McGrath's book, sit on the batter with patience.

4. Know your role ...

Discuss what your role and responsibilities are with your Captain and Coach.

Be clear about it, if you aren't comfortable with it, accept it as a job you need to do for your team. There will always be another game and an opportunity for a change of role, more to your liking in another game.

5. Elite bowlers get their head and body slightly forward in their run up ... your body angle wants to be leaning toward your target.

Keep your head still when you run in, allow your brain to get a good, still picture of the batter and your target length.

Dale Steyn is wonderful at this, strong and stable in his run up and through his action.

6. Bowl each ball with full intent.

Each ball is an event, it is an opportunity to build pressure and to potentially take a wicket.

7. Manage your energy during your over and during your spell.

Relax and breathe into your belly between balls, quiet your mind and then set a goal for each ball, be clear about the delivery you are going to bowl at the top of your mark,

8. Learn to control your stock ball.

You're not a bowler unless you can land your stock ball consistently, practice it.

Variation is a variation around your stock ball, it isn't 6 different balls an over.

9. Keep your bowling hand close to your body as you run in and cock your wrist back a little, Brett Lee as a fast bowler and Shane Warne as a spinner are great examples of this. It keeps the energy of the delivery loaded close to your body and the wrist action gives added whip to the delivery.

10. Tap into your subconscious mind.

Model excellence, 'pretend' to be your favourite bowler, copy their action and their strategy.

Visualize and Imagine achieving your goals, see and feel yourself perform as you desire, your brain doesn't know this is different to real practice and it is just as powerful.

I hope you have enjoyed this coaching advice, come back and visit regularly as I add more cricket bowling tips.

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