Originally posted by 2022dad View Post
Originally posted by bbrages View Post
How do you figure? I would expect the opposite.
I mean the expected path. The bowler can give the ball some curve but not to the extent of a pitcher. They can also influence the skid the ball takes when it hits the grass.
In cricket there are two 'strike zones', one the wicket structure itself and then there is the 'fair ball' zone beyond which the delivery is penalized. Called a 'wide'.Think strike or 'ball' in baseball and a ball is penalized. The fair ball zone in cricket is about 6 feet by six feet! The batsman has to contend with a far greater range/scope of incoming deliveries than does a bb batter.It is not just about the curve of the ball,as you state, but the deviation off the pitch. There are about a dozen different names for what the ball does off the pitch. As far as what the ball does through the air there are less terms/names...about six. Once again though I think most would agree that an incoming baseball is harder to make contact with than an incoming cricket ball but as I have stated in cricket it is less about just being able to make the contact.