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Driving off the back foot

How to drive off the back foot

This is one of the best looking cricket shots you can play.

It enables you to score runs in the area between mid-on and cover to a delivery just short of a length.

As with all other back foot shots, you'll need good balance and quick feet movement.

But unlike the hook or square cut, the back foot drive relies more on timing and placement rather than power.

STEP ONE

Play the shot with a straight bat

Play the shot with a straight bat, which means you'll need to be in full control of the shot at all times.

To prevent the ball spooning to cover when you make contact, ensure your head is over the ball.

This means your weight will be forward, which will keep the ball on the ground when you play the shot.

STEP TWO

The top hand should control the stroke

The top hand should control the stroke with the bottom hand punching through the ball to provide the power.

STEP THREE

Make sure the bat and hands follow through on the line of the shot

Make sure the bat and hands follow through on the line of the shot, finishing in a high position.





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