Played to the ball pitching short, well outside the off
The right foot, back and across the batting crease, points square
to the off
side. Go up on the toes on the left foot, helping the body pivot,
with the left
shoulder pointing up the wicket and balance the body on he right
bat goes back ready to swing down on to the ball. The eyes watch
coming ball past the left shoulder.
view. Both wrists are cocked. The right hand is flexible. The
right elbow is down. The right hand above the left stays there
throughout the shot.
About to hit the high bouncing ball. The hands and arms have swung
the bat down, flattening the arc, accelerating the swing of the
ball to the ball. The trunk still faces square on to the off side.
The head turns with the flight of the ball. The hands are in
position to whip the ball away.
The hit is made. The right hand has turned the face of the bat
over to hit the ball down. Both arms have unhinged at the elbow.
The head turns. The eyes watch the ball on the bat. The weight of
the body rocks back as the arms straighten and power is put into
the shot. The trunk has stayed square on to the off side.
The right wrist rolls over the left to complete the hit and keep
the ball down.
of the shot. The right hand, having turned the bat blade over,
continues in the follow through over the left shoulder. Both arms
bend. The trunk turns with the swing of the follow through