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Mark Ramprakash on the square cut

I'm Mark Ramprakash of Surrey and England and I'm going to show you how to play the square cut.

Watch my masterclass

If you're having trouble downloading the video, why not check out our slideshow

It's one of the most attacking off-side strokes and you'll see it played a lot during the Cricket World Cup.

The square cut is played to a ball outside the off stump that is short and wide.

You have to move your backfoot across to the line of the ball, but keeping your front shoulder side-on to the bowler.

Have your arms fully extended as you hit the ball, keeping your head still and your eyes focused on the ball.

Roll your wrists over the top of the shot to keep the ball down and follow through so that the bat comes up above your front shoulder.

Watch my video masterclass in full by clicking on the icon above.



Mark Ramprakash factfile
Born: 5 September, 1969
Birthplace: Bushey, Hertfordshire
Teams: Middlesex, Surrey, England
Tests for England: 52
Highest Test score: 154 v West Indies at Bridgetown



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