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Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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South Africans too have a good leg spinner in Imran Tahir.
Spinner to serve as Sanctions Board Chair effective October 1, 2015.
He cited an example of Karnataka team skipper Vinay Kumar, added that he has handled the state team admirably in the recent years and should get a lot of credit for the rise of Shreyas Gopal, who is India's future spinner.
The Hybrid Spinner Lite collection brings together a state-of-the-art combination of hardside spinner durability and softside luggage convenience.
He has men around the bat in most instances and he keeps asking the batsmen questions, which is what good spinners do.
Having spinners like Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Hafeez and Zulfiqar Babar, Pakistan possess a very formidable spin attack," he told here.
He will give a different option for Alastair Cook if they play him because the angles you attack from as a left-arm spinner are obviously different to the off-spinner.
Make a second spinner labeled Foods, Books, Animals, and Places.
With just five first-class games and 16 wickets to his name, 26-year-old Beer is one of Australia's biggest selection gambles since fellow spinner Peter Taylor was plucked from T obscurity to play in the fifth Ashes Test during the 1986/87 T series.
Sri Lanka's selectors replaced Muralitharan with left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.
Summary: Shane Warne has told England to play two spinners in the first Test against Australia in Cardiff.
Smith said: "With the general conditions and the way Lord's has played of late, going in without a spinner is a consideration.