Leg spin in cricket is very different to leg spin in baseball. Although the two are similar, cricket leg spin relies primarily on the spin of the ball. whereas in baseball leg spin is dependent on the spin of the batsman. or the throwing hand, and often requires a spin-hitter. It requires much less time and effort on the part of the bowler. although he must first have the ability to impart spin on the ball.
A leg spinner can only pitch to one side of the plate. but his objective is to spin the ball to the batter’s side. the outside half, on which the hitter is not comfortable batting. In baseball, an outside pitch requires a batter to make a specific call of “swing”. and that is much more difficult to determine in cricket. where the call is based on the rhythm of the bowler’s delivery.
Cricket leg spin requires a much smaller pitch radius compare to spinners in baseball. Therefore, leg spinners usually aim at the middle of the bat. While aim for the opposite leg of the batter (right or left). but that makes it impossible for the pitcher to pitch to both sides of the plate. unlike baseball leg spinners, who aim for both. The bowler aims only for the outside half of the pitch.
Leg spin against right handed batsman.
Since most batters are right-handed in cricket and so is the hand that has to spin the ball on the pitch. most of the leg spinners in cricket pitch from the leg side of the batting side.
Leg spinners in cricket often aim to spin the ball to the leg side of the batsman. from where he is not comfortable batting, and the pitch tends to go to the opposite leg. more than from the leg side of the bat and the pitch spins off towards the bat.
As in baseball, a leg spinner must spin the ball on the pitch. If the pitch turns to the left, he must spin the ball to the right. so that the pitch turns to the left, which is outside the leg stump and spins to the opposite leg. If the pitch spins to the right, he has to spin it in the opposite direction and spin it towards the leg side. That is why the pitch turns towards the leg side.
Spin in a one direction.
The spinning hand in cricket has a much longer blade. He can spin it only in one direction because there is a very small angle between his hand and the pitch. as a result, most spinners cannot spin it in the opposite direction. Also, the hand must be spinning fast enough to spin a round ball (spinning hand) in the opposite direction.
In cricket, the spin of the ball is purely dependent on the spin of the batsman. spin of the ball is often more important than the spin of the batsman.
A leg spinner who has no spin on the ball must rely on the spin of the batsman. If the batsman is spinning the ball to the right (right leg), the leg spinner is spinning the ball towards the right. if the batsman spins it to the left (left leg), the leg spinner will spin the ball in the opposite direction. which is also the opposite direction.
The leg spinner in baseball is often require to spin the ball. to the left and spin the ball to the right of the bat. That is also different from cricket. where the leg spinner is allow to pitch to both sides of the plate. although his objective is to spin the ball to one side, the outside half. on which the batter is not comfortable batting.