A swing bowler is an important asset in a cricket team, because his throw will baffle a batsman, add pressure and help in taking quick wickets. Swing bowlers have the ability to move the ball either towards or away from the batsman. Swing in the ball is created by holding it in a specific way, so that when the ball is released from hand the levels of air resistance combine with the position in which the seam is directed. This makes the ball swing in the air.