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Category: Let's Talk Cricket
Forum Name: Coaching
Forum Discription: How to improve your Game
Printed Date: 25 May 2013 at 4:50pm
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Posted By: ketz
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 2:23pm
When watching International cricket I often here how the batsmen who play well have excellent balance. I understand how this helps but how did they achieve such percision? I have trouble sometimes because I am falling over to the off-side when driving and to the leg-side when flicking. Once I was flat on the floor after playing a pull shot eventhough I got 4 for it. What can I do to improve my balance when batting?
Posted By: RightHandBat
Date Posted: 02 November 2008 at 6:41am
It depends on the ball. When driving a volley outside off stump for example, don't "overbalance" on the front foot, if you know where I'm getting at. Keep equal balance on both feet, and play the ball under your eyes. (that will ensure that the ball is not skied)
With cross bat shots it's different, as you need to transfer weight between feet. For example, playing the pull shot, you need to transfer your weight to the back foot, with the cut shot you need to transfer your weight back and across, etc etc.
Good luck. :)
"His classical hits down the ground, met with a checked drive, were Tendulkar at his best. It was though he had a new lease of life." - Sachin Tendulkar's return to cricket with a 91-Ball century.
Posted By: bladescape
Date Posted: 02 November 2008 at 8:59am
When flicking off the pad I find it easier to balance when putting my wait on the back foot.
Hope that helps.:)
You know, I'm trying to decide whether to change my siggy or not...
Posted By: micoach
Date Posted: 06 November 2008 at 12:00pm
Most of balance comes from head position. It's right at the top and very heavy!
Where the head goes the body will follow, so if your head is right it's usually the case that your balance is right too.
You can actually train for balance and coordination with simple exercises like in-line lunges and single leg squats (sometimes called pistols).