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How does a cricket ball swing ?

Asked by Shashi LS, 24 Mar '08 06:04 pm
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Bowlers polish one side of the cricket ball, so that one side is smooth and the other is rough. The rough side catches the air. The air moves fast past the smooth side of the ball and slowly pass the rough side, making the ball turn (or swing) in the air.
Answered by Akshay Kalbag, 25 Mar '08 12:29 am

 
  
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It has to do with the movement of air over the ball. Especially when one side of the ball and the other side rough. This causes uneven movement of air on both sides of the ball and leads to swing. That is, the air over the smooth sides moves faster than the air on the rougher part.
Answered by Doctor Know, 24 Mar '08 06:08 pm

 
  
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One of the reasons a ball swings in the first place is that as it spins air passes smoothly around its polished side and in a turbulent fashion across its roughened half, which leads to a pressure imbalance. High humidity is supposed to impart a greater degree of swing to the ball by affecting the characteristics of that air flow. However, experiments in wind tunnels show negligible difference in the amount of swing between dry and humid air - perhaps two per cent.


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Answered by Vishnu Prakash, 24 Mar '08 06:09 pm

 
  
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Just like u r swinging Ques........................dear.
Answered by pravin singh, 24 Mar '08 06:07 pm

 
  
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They judge the air dicrection which is premerly required to swing the ball. Apart from this their throwing action must syncronize with air direction.
Answered by D chhetri, 25 Mar '08 10:21 am

 
  
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