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A cutter is a ball that moves sharply (cuts) after pitching. The lateral movement is off the pitch. Whereas in swing bowling, the ball moves in the air before pitching. The defination of these terms is based strictly on the bowling action used (Strictly from the bowler's POV, just like the field-settings are strictly from a batsman point of view) For simplicity's sake lets number the stumps as shown: ----- | | | | | | | | | | | | 3 2 1 Let me know if you don't understand the table below: Fast Movement If movement if movemnet Bowler after pitching in the air Right-arm from 1 to 3 leg-cutter out-swinger Right-arm from 3 to 1 off-cutter in-swinger Left-arm from 3 to 1 leg-cutter out-swinger Left-arm from 1 to 3. off-cutter in-swinger Spin Movement Bowler after pitching Known as Right-arm from 1 to 3 leg-spin Right-arm from 3 to 1 off-spin Left-arm from 3 to 1 left-arm un-orthodox Left-arm from 1 to 3. left-arm orthodox