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Back foot shots



Back foot leg glance
Most international players are very strong when the ball is pitched on or around leg stump.

If you can play this shot well, you'll definitely pick up runs square and behind the wicket on the leg side.

The timing and control of the shot comes from the wrists.

A little flick at the moment of impact will close the face of the bat, helping the ball to the boundary.

You'll need good balance when playing the shot, with your head over the ball.

It's a great shot to play against opening bowlers because it relies on the ball coming onto the bat.



SEE ALSO
Playing the pull shot
04 Aug 06 |  Skills
How to play the back foot drive
18 Aug 06 |  Skills
Playing the square cut
04 Aug 06 |  Skills

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