How To Play The Cover Drive – The Ultimate Guide

In my opinion the cover drive is one of the most beautiful sights in cricket. When you see it played perfectly, you know you are watching a batsman that is fully in control of many different parts of their game. To play the cover drive consistently well, you will need to display precise foot movement, good head position, a smooth …

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11 Tips To Improve Your Batting Footwork In Cricket

If you want to make yourself into a better batsman, I’d strongly recommend trying to improve your footwork! Positive foot movement is one of the cornerstones of a great batting technique. Getting it right can provide with you with a superb foundation upon which you can build your attacking and defensive skills. So what will it take to make improvements? …

What Are The Scoring Rules In Cricket?

I’ve tried to convince a lot of my friends to start watching cricket over the years, and often the first question I’ll get asked is about the scoring rules. They’ll usually ask something like ‘What’s the difference between a 4 and a 6?’ or ‘what does 100-2 mean?’. Sometimes the questions are as simple as ‘what is a wide?’ or …

11 Basic Tips That Will Make You A Great Fast Bowler

There are many different things that have to come together if you want to build the perfect fast bowler. The ideal fast bowler will be quick enough to intimidate opposing players, and accurate enough to force them into mistakes and test out techniques. They also need to maintain a good level of fitness in order to be able to play …

How To Take Guard Properly While Batting

If you’ve heard the phrase ‘taking guard’ in the context of batting in cricket and you’re a bit unsure about what it means, then you’ve come to the right place! This is one of those classic cricketing phrases that can cause people a lot of confusion when they’re new to the sport. Believe it or not, taking guard correctly is …

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How To Bowl The Perfect Googly

The googly (also referred to as ‘the wrong-un’) is one of the mostly deadly variations that a leg break bowler can possess. If it is bowled correctly and used at the right time, it’s capable of making even the best batsmen in the world look foolish! Being an effective leg break bowler in cricket comes down to three main things …

The Best Warm Up Drills For Batting In Cricket

It can be hugely beneficial to do a proper warm up before you go out to bat in a game of cricket. Hopefully in this post, I can give you the information you need to perform an effective batting warm up! The first thing I should mention is that I tend to separate batting warm ups into two different parts; …

13 Tips That Will Make You A Better Opening Batsman

Opening the batting in cricket is one of the toughest tasks in sport, and only certain batsmen will be suited to performing the role. In longer forms of cricket, opening batsmen must be patient, disciplined and gritty. Their main role is to survive the dangerous period at the start of the innings when the opposition bowlers are bowling with the …

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13 Tips To Improve Your Catching Skills In Cricket

If you’re going to play cricket for a club, then you’re going to need to know how to catch! Sadly, a lot of cricketers are not born with a talent for catching a cricket ball. This can lead to a lot of embarrassing moments for them in the field! No one wants to be the fielder that drops the ball …

What Is The Follow On In Cricket?

The longer versions of cricket where matches last multiple days can be incredibly confusing for beginners. You’ll need a good knowledge of the rules of the game in order to stay up to date and be able to understand what’s going on during all the different phases of the match! One part of the longer form of the game that …