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A bowler, generally fast, who makes the ball deviate by bouncing on its seam.
- ‘The Trinidad pitch is reported to have more life than the flat Bourda track, so South Africa's battery of seam bowlers will be a greater threat.’
- ‘There was some family pedigree with his uncle playing in four Tests in 1989 as a seam bowler, the first of them a big win over England at Headingley.’
- ‘The disappointment was more that they gave away cheap wickets to the seam bowlers as well.’
- ‘And then we've got to keep on developing good seam bowlers, and create depth and competition in that.’
- ‘I think they asked me because they have quite a few spin and seam bowlers.’
- ‘They have three seam bowlers but in Pakistan the ball hardly seams or bounces.’
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