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Wicket Keeping


The wicket-keeping must expect every delivery to be a possible chance. either for catching or stumping. He must get behind line of all throw-ins and, when standing to the fast bowler, be ready to move smartly up to the stumps.
Wicket Keeping

GOOD STANCE AT THE CREASE.

1. Both knees are fully bent to adopt a sitting down position.
Legs are astride. The right foot is outside the off stump. The
head is steady. The chin is up. The eyes are looking past the
batsman for the ball as it leaves the bowler’s hand. The backs
of the hands touch the ground with the palms facing forward.

NOT A GOOD STANCE

2. The balance of the body is forward over the legs, with the backs of the hands palms turned inwards, taking the weight of the body.

Wicket Keeping
Wicket Keeping 3. The chin is down, he balance of the body forward.
From this position it is difficult to see the ball from the
bowler’s hand.

POSITIONING THE HANDS

1. For the off-side take. The fingers point towards the off side, the palm of
the top hand towards the ball, and the bottom hand ready to close the
hands on to the ball. If the ball is about to come into the hands, the eyes
follow the ball to the final catch.

Wicket Keeping
Wicket Keeping 2. On the leg side. The fingers point towards the leg side. The
eyes watch the ball coming towards the hands.
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