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Get to grips with the basics of batting
Around the Academy:

England's stars get the basics right

Before you unleash a cover drive that would turn Sachin Tendulkar green with envy, it's important to get all the simple batting skills sorted.

Many international batsmen work just as much on the basics as their front or back foot shots - and if it's good enough for them it's good enough for us!

Our guide will put you in the picture.


Batting grip
Right handers put the left hand on top, and vice versa. Confused? Then read on!


Batting stance
Good positioning is vital - get your stance wrong and you be in for an early bath.


Backlift
Batters need backswing! Click here to find out how it's achieved.






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