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Bodyline series was a most infamous series in cricket history. Why was it called so and why this was devised?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 28 Aug '12 12:16 pm
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Bodyline, also known as fast leg theory bowling, was a cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket team for their 193233 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the extraordinary batting skill of Australia's Don Bradman. A bodyline delivery was one where the cricket ball was pitched short so as to rise towards the body of the batsman on the line of the leg stump, in the hope of creating leg-side deflections that could be caught by one of several fielders in the quadrant of the field behind square leg. This was considered by many to be intimidatory and physically threatening, to the point of being unfair in a game once supposed to have gentlemanly traditions, but commercialisation of the game has subsequently tended to elevate the principle of 'win at all costs' above traditional ideals of sportsmanship
Answered by manvika, 28 Aug '12 12:19 pm

 
  
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It was a cricketing tactics devised by he England cricket team for their Aaustralia tour during 1932-33.The main purpose was to contain the great Batsman Don Boradman. It was called body line because the bowlers were pitching short o attack the body of the batsmen.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 28 Aug '12 12:24 pm

 
  
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This was a kind of bowling where the bowler would pitch the bowl short to get the batmen out. It was physically very intimidating and would physically harm the batsmen..
Answered by Juliana, 28 Aug '12 12:24 pm

 
  
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Bodyline involved the placing of a least five players close in to the batsman and the bowler continually bowling a barrage of short pitched balls aimed on leg stump, these balls would quickly rare up from the pitch placing the batsman in danger of serious injury. To counter these rising deliveries, the batsman would be forced to adopt defensive batting strokes, which would regularly result in catches to the close in fieldsmen.

Don Bradman - 87 Not Out - Video - Buy Online - History - Memorabilia - Cricket Collectors - The DonDonald Bradman, being an exceptionally gifted and attacking batsman was affected by these close in fielders who interfered with his concentration. In the second test held in Melbourne, Bradman was dismissed by English bowler Bill Bowes without scoring. Many Australian players were subsequently injured as a result of the tactic of Bodyline. It was not only the Australian players who were aghast at the despicable tactics of the English, but also the Australian cri ...more
Answered by anil garg, 18 Nov '12 07:03 pm

 
  
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