action can be used against the slower bowler when the flight of
the ball is high enough to give sufficient time to go out of the
crease and get to the pitch of the ball. It should not be
attempted against the ball pitching wide of the stumps, but only
to he ball coming down in a line towards the stumps.
move. The bat is raised to the higher position, ready for an
attacking shot. The first stride is made up the wicket. The trunk
is sideways on. Watch for the ball as it leaves the bowler’s
hand. The batsman will notice the movement to the hand when
imparting spin. If he fails to do this he might miss the ’googly’.
stage. The weight is on the left leg. The right foot comes up
behind the left foot.
stage. The left foot goes forward. The bat starts swinging at theball. The trunk is still sideways on. The wrists are fully
cocked, accelerating the swing of the bat. The eye watches the
ball about to pitch.
finish of the shot. This being a full attacking shot, a full swing
of the bat and high follow through should be the aim