Batting Technique

Friday, November 13, 2009 , Posted by D S Gurung at 2:48 PM

KEYS OF BATTING

q Guard

q Grip

q Stance

q Step and back lift

q Striking the ball

q Follow through


1. GUARD

HOW WE TAKE GUARD?

Ø Speak loud and clear to the Umpire.

Ø Keep your bat straight.

Ø The most common guard is middle stump or leg stump.

Ø This is done with the leading edge facing the umpire and the bat held straight

WHY WE TAKE GUARD?

Ø The reason a batsman takes guard is to know where he is standing at the wicket and he would be in a better position to judge where his stumps are.


2. GRIP

How to hold a grip?

Ø Bat Balanced in hands, Vs point forward of spine of the bat

BENEFITES: -

Ø Better grip will provide the batsmen better balance.

Ø Allow to play good cricketing shots.


3. STANCE

How to take stance?

Ø Weight evenly distributed on both feet

Ø Knees slight bent, elbows relaxed.

Ø Feet approximately shoulder width apart

Ø Head position gives a good view of the bowler, with eyes level

Ø Overall body position is side on, shoulders slightly open

BENEFITES: -

Ø Help batsmen to take another comfortable step.


4. STEP & BACKLIFT

Ø Batter needs to step forward (transferring weight) down onto your front foot ensuring enough access for the bat to strike the ball, with back foot providing (minimum movement) stable support for your stride forward into the hitting position.

Ø The motion of stepping and bat lifting happen in unison, with the body basically side on

Ø The line of the ball will determine the batter’s direction and length of the stride

Ø Front foot lands with heel first and once land should remain on an angle pointing between 30 to 60 degrees, back foot stays pointing between 60 to 90 degrees

Ø Once front foot lands, the heel of the back foot will naturally lift a portion

Ø Step completed before the bat’s downswing starts

Ø Head stable with eyes fixed on the ball


5. STRIKE THE BALL

Ø The downswing for the bat starts once the step is completed

Ø Front foot remains still, back foot with heel lifting, which allows for weight pushing forward

Ø Shoulders, arms and bat rotate forward to the line of the ball

Ø Top hand controls the bat and the direction of where you want to hit the ball, with a “open” bottom hand, which means a very loose grip, offering only support to your top hand

Ø Head still with eyes watching the bat making contact with the ball

6. FOLLOW THROUGH

Ø Bat continues to swing through the line of the ball after making contact and finishes over the batter’s shoulder

Ø Both feet remain still and stabilize the body throughout the shot

Ø Head following the direction of the ball that’s being hit with eyes watching the ball



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