Flight (cricket)


Flight (cricket)

Flight, also known as Loop, is a description of a kind of delivery in cricket, when a bowler makes the ball rise above eyeline, before it descends once again on its trajectory towards the batsman.

Flight is a key weapon of spin bowlers, but can also be used by quicker bowlers. The term is also known as "loop" or "giving the ball air". [Cite web | url = http://www.abcofcricket.com/cfb1/cfb2/cfb3/cct/cct2/cct2.htm | title = Common Cricket Terminology D-F | work = abcofcricket.com | accessdate = 2008-03-27 For flight as "loop."]

The opposite of a flighted delivery is one described as "flat", "flatter" or "flattish". In one-day cricket, spinners will often "push through" flatter deliveries, as they are perceived as more difficult to strike for boundaries by aggressive batsmen.

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