Definition of inswinger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnswɪŋə/


A ball bowled with a swing from the off to the leg side.
Example sentences
  • The former Thackley player, who describes himself as ‘a partnership-breaker’, almost single-handedly bowled out Mills with his gentle inswingers.
  • After a stunning debut series in 1976-77 against India, in which he took 26 wickets, Lever was spoken of more for his enviable fitness as a fast-medium bowler than his prodigious inswingers.
  • Pakistan lost Umar to a superb inswinger by seamer L Balaji even as play was extended by an hour to complete the quota of 90 overs.



Example sentences
  • Harmison's continuing to bowl well - in the high 80s, and with lots of fierce inswing.
  • Vaas was well supported by Farveez Maharoof, who bowled a tidy spell of nippy inswing at the start of the day, conceding 14 runs from 10 overs.
  • The right-hand batsmen play for inswing and the ball darts away.


Example sentences
  • In the following over, McGrath pitched up an inswinging delivery to the Yorkshireman that straightened, touched off his pad and cannoned into middle and off stumps through the bat/pad gap.
  • He is also capable of generating swing through the air, as witnessed by his menacing inswinging yorker, which he will throw in just for variety.
  • Yet as my innings was really getting going, I was bowled by an unplayable fast inswinging yorker!
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