Meaning of leg spin in English:

leg spin


mass nounCricket
  • A type of spin bowling which causes the ball to deviate from the leg side towards the off side after pitching; leg breaks.

    ‘he coped comfortably with the leg spin of Mushtaq Ahmed’
    • ‘Priory opened with a mix of pace and leg spin which was to prove a formidable formula.’
    • ‘There is a strong view in the Australian camp that England batsmen are not handling leg spin well.’
    • ‘He followed up with 13 overs of leg spin which earned him five wickets for 55 runs.’
    • ‘Warne's mastery over the art of leg spin is unrivalled and even the worst of his detractors is forced to stand up and applaud his wizardry.’
    • ‘He bowled leg spin and captained with authority and intelligence.’