Absence of swing leaves Anderson and Broad as baffled as the scientists

Absence of swing leaves Anderson and Broad as baffled as the scientists
 

No one really knows why a cricket ball swings. It’s a problem that foxes the finest scientific minds, as much of a conundrum as the true size of the universe, the life-span of a proton and quite why James Hildreth has never been picked for England.
Oh, the mechanics of the movement are clear enough. That’s all to do with what they call laminar flow, the way the air passes over the two sides of the ball. But the when and the where of it, why one ball should swing and another not, why certain grounds should be especially conducive to it, whether the weather has any effect or what that effect... read more

 
25 May 2018 in Sport, Views: 76
Source: Guardian
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