the hook shot against the fast bowlers when the ball is pitched very
short an coming down in a line towards the middle or leg stump,
arriving at chest height or above.
bat goes high with the wrist dropping back and the right foot well
across to take the head and upper part of the body away from the line of
the oncoming ball.
stroke has commenced. The left foot comes off the ground, helping the
pivot of the shoulders sideways on. The right elbow close to the side.
The right wrist fully cocked.
left heel comes down. The left leg is braced the bat has commenced its
cross bat swing at the ball. The balance is still on the right leg
keeping the trunk out of the line of the fire. The hands and arms
accelerate the swing of the bat.
hit is about to be made. The left arm is high. The right wrist is
cocked. The right elbow bent. The right hand is about to turn the face
of the bat over to meet the ball.
hit is made. The hands are high. The head and shoulders are still out of
the line of fire. The right hand puts the power in the shot. The left
arm still bent and high. The eyes follow the ball onto the bat.
The finish of the shot. The bat has followed through after the hit has
been made and the body turns with the follow through of the bat. The
left elbow is bent and coming in towards the left side. The head has not
The complete finish. The bat follows through in a complete arc around
the left side. The right elbow has come up as the right hand turned over
when it put the power into the shot. The body balance rocks back with
the batís follow through. The head is steady, the eyes watching the
result of the shot.