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doosra Line breaks: doosra
Pronunciation: /ˈduːzrə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of doosra in English:


A leg break bowled with an apparent off-break action.
Example sentences
  • Cricket needs to take a call on what the doosra means to the game.
  • Morton, looking to work to leg, was trapped plumb in front with the doosra.
  • The over-reliance on the doosra can sometimes distract a bowler from his primary craft.


1990s: from Hindi and Punjabi dūsrā 'second, other (one)', from Sanskrit dvi- 'two'.

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