How To Bat Against Spin – 10 Useful Tips

Spin bowlers are such a large part of the game of cricket, yet still we see so many batsmen not being properly prepared to face them. Having a plan of how you’re going to play against spin bowlers is hugely important, whether you’re batting on day 5 of a test match on a turning pitch, or even if you’re playing …

How To Improve Your Batting Strike Rate

As the shorter formats of cricket like 50 over cricket and T20 continue to increase in popularity, batsmen are finding themselves under a lot more pressure to score their runs quickly! Because of this new pressure, a lot of batsmen are wondering how they can improve their strike rates and score more runs in a shorter period. By doing this, …

What Does ‘Strike Rate’ Mean In Cricket?

Strike rate is a cricketing term that has multiple meanings. Which meaning is appropriate depends on which sort of player the term is describing! For example, strike rate can mean a certain thing when it is referring to a batsman, and then a totally different thing when it is referring to a bowler! As you can see, it’s another one …

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Best Cricket Bags For 2020

Cricket bags are one of the most essential items for cricketers to purchase! It is a sport that requires us to carry a lot of equipment around with us, and as a result, we need something suitable to carry it all in. Whether you’re a junior player or a senior player, whether you travel to your matches by car or …

The 17 Most Essential Batting Tips For Cricket

Batting is arguably the most glamorous part of the game of cricket, and this is one of the main reasons we should all want to improve our batting skills! If you can learn to bat better you will enjoy the game a lot more, and you’ll also contribute more heavily to the success of your team. Based on some of …

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 Bowling 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 …