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? …

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 …

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 …

How To Calm Your Nerves Before Batting In Cricket

Although some of them don’t like to admit it, most batsmen get really nervous before they go out to bat in a game! So, if you’re someone who suffers from it too, I can assure you that you’re not the only one! The question is how do we calm ourselves down before we bat? We need to control our nerves …

How To Play A Good Length Ball In Cricket

Good length balls are some of the most testing deliveries that us batsmen have to face. They test our decision making, our patience, our judgement of line and length and our technique as a whole! There’s many different ways we can choose to deal with a good length ball, and all batsmen will do it differently. But regardless of the …

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How To Hold A Cricket Bat Correctly – 4 Different Methods

The way we grip the cricket bat forms the foundation of a good batting technique! Even just a slight change to your grip can affect many things, such as our ability to play shots through the off-side, leg-side, and our ability to keep the ball down rather than hitting it up in the air. In this post I’ll break down …

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The Ultimate Guide To Batting Against The Yorker

All batsmen need a plan for batting against the yorker! Modern cricket often requires teams to score runs at a very fast rate, and the yorker is one of the most difficult deliveries for a batsman to attack and defend against! This means that in order to keep those scoring rates up, we have to get creative when facing them! …

How Long Do Batsmen Have To React To A Cricket Ball?

I guarantee if you’re a batsman then at some point in your career you’ve worried about a bowler being too quick for you. You’ve probably worried that he’ll fire a delivery through your defences, or at your body before you’ve had chance to properly react to the ball! So I guess the question is…how long does a batsman really have …