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What is meant by chinaman in cricket?

Asked by Good Citizen, 31 Jul '08 09:45 pm
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Left-handed wrist spinners, who are much rarer than right-handed wrist-spinners, are called chinaman bowlers, after an early left-arm finger spinner of Chinese descent, Ellis Achong, who sometimes bowled wrist spinners as a variation while playing for the West Indies. A ball delivered in this way will spin from the off-side to the leg-side for a right-handed batsman. Paul Adams of South Africa is the best-known current chinaman bowler, though he no longer features in his country's national side. Australian one-day all-rounder Brad Hogg is another current exponent of left-arm wrist-spin, as is his teammate, batsman Simon Katich.
Answered by Sooraj Bhat, 31 Jul '08 09:47 pm

 
  
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Like bedi lefty spins
Answered by darshee, 31 Jul '08 09:49 pm

 
  
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The term 'Chinaman' in cricket is used for a left-arm spinner, who usually turns the ball from off to leg to a right-hand batsman, which mirrors a right-arm leg-spinner's stock delivery. However, all left-arm bowlers who bowl this variety of spin bowling are not referred to as Chinaman bowlers, but called left-arm wrist spinners, of which Michael Bevan was a prime example.
Chinaman is reserved more for a left-arm spinner with a uniquely unorthodox action. Former South African spinner Paul Adams was known as a Chinaman bowler, although his stock delivery was a 'googly' to the left-hander, bowled with a leg-spinner's action.
Answered by amit kumar, 31 Jul '08 09:52 pm

 
  
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