to the ball coming down on or just outside the line of the leg
stump and pitching
either on a length or closer to the batsman.
he left foot goes out inside the line of the ball, which will arrive on
the left-hand side of the batsman. The bat blade comes down from a line
just outside the off stump. The forehand faces square on to the line of
2. Half way toward the ball in the down
swing, the bat is kept in its line and the right arm with wrist cocked
hugs the right side. The heel of the back foot is coming off the ground
and the body is beginning to turn to face the ball.
The ball is about to pitch. The weight of the body is on the left leg.
The left arm is slightly bent.
The ball is about to be played. The left hand leads, angling the bat to
keep the ball down. The right hand is behind the handle, and doing the
major part in turning the blade of the bat.
The bat blade continues its turn just before meeting the ball.
Immediately prior to the ball meeting the bat blade. The hands continue
to turn. The head with weight well over the left leg, is forward,
following the ball almost on to the bat blade.
The ball slides off the face of the turning bat
The follow through. This is a reflex action, the hands going on with the
turn of the bat as the trunk tunes when the eyes follow the ball behind