to the ball pitching short of a length on or just outside the
1.The first move is right foot back towards the middle and off
stumps. This foot movement is made to keep the ball on the batsmanís
The left foot comes back towards the right foot, pointing towards extra
cover, opening the trunk and hips. The hands bring the bat down and are
high. The left elbow is up. The left hand is in front of the right,
angling the bat. The eyes watch the ball about to pitch.
before contact with the ball. The right elbow is bent, right arm into
the side, the trunk turning
The ball is about to be played. The left elbow is high and bent. The
right hand is behind the handle blade of the bat, turning towards the
ball. Balance of the body on the braced left leg, eyes watching the ball
past the hands.
The ball meets the bat. The left elbow and shoulders are high to
maintain the angling of the bat and to bring it up to the required
height of the bounce. The right arm slides past the right side. The
right hand is behind the handle. Both hands turn the blade of the bat.
The bat blade completes its turn and the ball slides off the bat face
towards fine leg.