How to bowl a yorker in cricket

You landed at the right place where you will learn perfect yorker ball techniques.

Let's first understand  What is yorker ball in cricket?

Yorker ball is a full length delivery travels through the air without any bounce on the pitch and pitches directly near the batsman foot area.

Perfect Yorker Ball in Cricket

Perfect yorker ball is a delivery that pitches between the foot and bat of the batsman.  The area between the foot and bat is known as a block hole.


When the ball pitches at the block hole zone it’s almost impossible for the batsman to play any shot due to no space to open the hands.



To bowl a correct yorker you need to to work on following things:

Yorker bowling grip Bowling run up Release point Wrist work Use shoulder Keep ball full


Yorker bowling grip – The first and basic point to bowl a perfect yorker is correct bowling grip.  Put your two fingers over the threads in V shape and place your thumb below the ball for support. Most important is not to touch the ball to your palm therefore don’t hold the ball too tight.


Smooth bowling run up – Smooth bowling run up is required  for bowling a perfect Yorker.   Your runup should be 15 to 16 steps long and for a smooth run up you have to run on your toes.


It is advised not  to use hills while running; they are used while landing after jumping. If you are liking the content then keep reading till the end. Start running slow within the first 2 to 4 steps and put your full energy in the last 5 to 3 steps.


Release point – Bowl releasing time is the most important aspect among all other steps. if you understand this step correctly then surely you will be able to bowl a perfect yorker ball easily but after practice.

Release the ball when your hand reaches 35 to 40 degrees over your head.

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Wrist work – Wrist work is necessary and more importantly wrist using time is valuable. Flick your wrist facing downwards at the last moment.

Use shoulder – Shoulder work is necessary for fast bowlers to deliver a fast bowl. Keep ball full – Try to hit the shoes of the batsman by pitching the full length delivery.