to the ball, which is beyond the half volley length and pitching
very close to the feet
and in line with the stumps
The hands go out and away form the body as soon as the shot is decided
upon the weight is on the back foot.
bat has started its down swing from outside the off stump and the hands
are away from the body. The wrists are still cocked. The weight of the
body is still on the right foot. The eyes watch the ball about to pitch
bat continues it’s down swing with the hands beginning to drop; the
ball being well over –pitched will have to be dug out. The left foot
has been brought back, allowing the batsman to open up the hips. The
weight of the body still on the back. Foot. The right wrist is still
cocked. Both arms are bent.
hit is about to be made. The right hand takes the major part in the
shot. The right shoulder drops as the right hand hurries the bat towards
the ball. The balance of the body is still on the right foot. The eyes
watch the ball as it hits the pitch.
of the shot. The right hand having delivered the punch, takes the bat
through in the direction of the hit. The body has turned, the right side
coming into the shot when the right hand swung the bat through the pitch
of the ball. The left foot goes back as the body completes its turn,
with the swinging follow through. The eyes watch the ball go off in the
direction of the hit.