Definition of off spin in English:

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off spin

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[mass noun] Cricket
A type of spin bowling that causes the ball to deviate from the off side towards the leg side after pitching; off breaks: the skipper’s off-spin did the trick
More example sentences
  • He hit the best six of the match in my opinion - an inside out shot over extra cover against the off spin of Muralitharan who we all know is a huge spinner of the ball.
  • Batting in the top four this year, he is one of the Yorkshire team's top scorers and has chipped in with 11 wickets in five matches with his off spin.
  • Thereafter, the innings had little permanency and wickets fell regularly to Broadbent's off spin.



Example sentences
  • Malik made a cultured 115 as an opener before claiming three wickets with his off-spinners.
  • The off-spinner took six of Gloucestershire's second innings wickets in a brilliant spell of controlled, economical bowling.
  • Heal is a 20-year-old right-arm off-spinner who is yet to make his first-class debut.

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