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Synonyms for googly

a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way

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He will bowl slow balls, fast balls, in-swingers and out-swingers, leg-breakers, spinners, googlies and a full toss.
Bouncers, googlies, full tosses and beamers were negotiated by batsmen as they looked to cut, pull, drive and slog their way to a ton or two.
And the Aussie songstress even attempted to get her hands around the lucky beggar's googlies.
Nick Knight and Michael Powell will discard their pads and gloves for a few saucy shots of their googlies.
I tried out more googlies with Miller and varying the pace with Viru bhai [Virendra Sehwag].
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Pawar and Digvijaya Singh more easily fit the image of those who deliver political googlies.
30pm FORGET bouncers, beamers and googlies - there's only one kind of delivery that Kevin Pietersen's worried about at the moment, writes James Milton.
Where Warne has more variety than the London Palladium - flippers, zooters, top-spinners and googlies - England's twirly king is happy just to land the ball somewhere down the far end.
Kevin Pietersen was caught off his bowling after just three balls and Andrew Flintoff was bowled by one of his googlies.