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Back foot defence
If the ball is pitched on the stumps - but short of a good length - it needs to be played safely.

Going forward to a delivery like this is dangerous and you will also increase the chance of getting out.

Going back on your crease and meeting the ball at the top of its bounce will help you to be in full control of the shot.

Also, try to meet the ball with soft hands.

This means relaxing your hands on the bat handle, which helps to take the pace off the ball and reduces the chances of getting caught near the wicket.



SEE ALSO
How to play the back foot drive
18 Aug 06 |  Skills
The back foot leg glance
02 Aug 06 |  Skills
Playing the pull shot
04 Aug 06 |  Skills

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