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Ball Kicking Off A Length
The shot is played to the ball pitching on a length, which unexpectedly bounces high towards the batsmanís body.
Ball Kicking Off A Length 1.The ball is being played for the normal bounce in the orthodox back foot defensive way.
2. The ball kicks up and the bat is brought up to protect the body, left elbow and shoulder high. The right hand is relaxed, to get the effect of a dead bat shot. The head is steady. The eyes watch the ball past the right hand. Ball Kicking Off A Length
Hitting The Short-of-a-Length ball

The slower the bowler the easier it is to hit the short-pitched ball
Hitting The Short-of-a-Length ball 1. The right foot goes back and across outside the off stump. The bat goes to the high pick up. 
The wrists are fully cocked. The right elbow is bent. The weight on the braced right leg. The eyes
 watch the ball about to pitch. The right foot goes back and across outside the off stump. The bat
 goes to the high pick up. The wrists are fully cocked. The right elbow is bent. The weight on the
 braced right leg. The eyes watch the ball about to pitch.
2. The bat is swing towards the ball. The left arm is unhinging. The right wrist is fully cocked. The right elbow fully bent. The left foot comes back square, and parallel with the right foot, bringing the trunk and head round to face the ball. Hitting The Short-of-a-Length ball
Hitting The Short-of-a-Length ball 3.   The hit is about to be made. The left hand leads the swing of the bat in a flat arc. 
The right hand is behind the handle, about to administer the hit. The trunk and head
 come round to face the ball, with the swing of the bat across the body.
4 .The follow through. The trunk and head do a complete turn. The right heel is off the ground with the right knee turned inwards. The right hand has turned the bat over to keep the ball down. The extended right arm in the follow through brings the right side round Hitting The Short-of-a-Length ball
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