Hauritz set to unleash the 'doosra'


Saqlain met Hauritz during the Ashes in England and since then the Australian has fine-tuned his own doosra, a leg-spinner that looks like an off-spinner, at the nets.

Though it was Sri Lankan spin wizard Muthiah Muralidaran who made the doosra famous, it was Saqlain who introduced it to Test cricket during an Australian tour in 1999.

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is encouraging Hauritz to unleash his doosra in the Test series against the West Indies in the ongoing Test series.

“Punter’ (Ponting) is always getting me to try to bowl it in a game. I bowl it a lot more in the nets now. It goes the other way. My action doesn’t change a great deal, it’s mainly just with my wrist,” Hauritz said.

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