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Square cut
If bowlers give most batsmen a short and wide delivery outside off stump, chances are they'll be hit for four square of the wicket.

The square cut allows batsmen to free their arms and hit the ball with a cross bat, enabling them to get plenty of power on the shot.

But be careful, although a square cut can score you plenty of runs, it can also lead to your downfall if you get too confident.



SEE ALSO
How to play the back foot drive
18 Aug 06 |  Skills
How to play the hook shot
18 Aug 06 |  Skills
The back foot defence
28 Sep 06 |  Skills

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