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Guides on being a batsman (part 3)

Refining The Batting Skills


You should follow through with the swing. A decent follow-through is significant, especially if you desire to hit your ball far. You need to follow through the whole swing, even when you miss your ball. It will help you form the habit of following through on the swings all the time.


Be sure you remain calm when you bat. Otherwise, you can be thrown off your game and make mistakes. It would be best if you practiced regulating the breathing as well as visualizing the ball’s trajectory as it leaves the hands of the bowler.


Swing your cricket bat in the mirror for perfecting the swing. Before practicing with a ball, you can try to make your swing perfect in front of one mirror, which is known as the shadow cricket as well. Seeing yourself will enable you to understand what necessary adjustments to make to enhance your stance as well as swing.

It would help if you made adjustments to the stance when noticing that you are doing it improperly.


Practice your batting by yourself with one tennis ball. You can throw one ball down on the ground as well as hitting it after it bounces. Doing so will emulate one full pitch or one pitch which lands in front of you. Also, it will help you practice your swinging when you do not have someone else to practice with.


Also, drill with the team as much as you can. The best way of getting better at becoming a batsman is your active practice with the team. Attempt to attend training. You should drill game scenarios as well as hitting as much as you can so that you can be ready when the game time comes.

Do not forget to take the advice of your coach. Good luck!

Guides on being a batsman (part 2)

Hitting Your Ball


Be prepared for tapping your bat over the guard line. Doing so will notify the bowler that you are prepared to hit. Avoid tapping the ground overly hard. Plus, keep the bat as straight as you can so that you can maintain great form.


Next, step forward with the lead foot as well as bringing your bat back. Swing your bat back for it to come up to the back shoulder as well as being pointed directly in the air. Since you wind up, keep your bat as straight as you can. When stepping forward, turn the lead foot so that the toes face the bowler.


Follow with keeping an eye on the ball. Attempt to follow the ball when it bounces toward you. Once you are capable of following the pitch since it has left the hand of the bowler, you will have an idea of where to position your bat for a hit. When the ball reaches you, determine which type of hit you desire to make with your bat.


Then, swing your bat downward for hitting the ball when it bounces. You need to step forward with the lead leg as well as swinging your bat downward so that the lead elbow will point toward that bowler. 


Next, swing your bat to the side when the pitch is short. When the ball bounces early, you advisably step back with the back foot for preparing for one high defensive swing. 


Create contact with the ball when the bowler aims for the wickets. When the ball comes in fast and low, the high chances are that the bowler tries and hits a wicket as well as getting you out. Your primary goal is to contact the ball toward a defensive hit.

Guides on being a batsman (part 1)

If you desire to hit your balls in cricket consistently, you should know the proper technique when being up at bat. As soon as you master the batting grip and stance, you can begin refining your hitting technique through deciding on how your ball will bounce as well as what kind of hit you need to use. If you work hard and actively try and enhance your technique, you can better your hitting average as well as becoming a great batsman.

Holding your Bat and Standing Appropriately


Stand sideways towards the bowler (note that your feet have a shoulder-width apart). You will stand sideways in front of wickets with the knees bent, and the head turned to the bowler. Also, bend at the hips but keep the back straight. The non-dominant elbow needs to point in the bowler’s direction since you hold the bat.

Remember, do not let the shoulders drop. Keep them straight when you’re batting. Plus, stay on your feet’s ball while you’re hitting. Also, the shoulders and eyes should be level. Always keep the eyes on the ball.


Hold your bat tight using both hands. The lead or non-dominant hand should be over the bat’s grip’s end. Hold it tightly. The dominant hand need to be below it using a loose two-finger as well as a thumb grip. Both hands need to be close together. Also, the paddle needs to feel comfortable in the hands.


Create a line in the turf that the middle wicket is. Creating a line in the turf in which the middle wicket is may be known as developing a guard and will provide you with some awareness to the place the wickets are positioned when you’re batting. Put your bat’s tip in the turf and create a line. Try it!