Making a scoring shot in cricket, is always not easy, if you are not aware of the circumstances to hit the ball. A good batsman possesses a good coordination of hand-eye reflexes, speed and judgement. A strong batsman needs a thorough knowledge of the rules and understand them in the purview a cricket strategy and tactics. Learning the batting basics and working on a range of shots go a long way to improving your game and helping you attain more runs.
Check here are a few batting basics:
Just before the facing of the ball decide if you will take an attacking shot or protect the stumps. The factors that back you in deciding to do or not to do, depends upon how fast the ball is delivered and length and rules of the match is followed. The limited over matches are played with attacking shots because the batsman gets minimum opportunity to hit the ball. Longer test matches, offer opportunity for playing defensive shot.
Move backward and forward
Front foot shots are played frequently, when the ball is delivered between the height of the ankle and thigh. Back foot shots are better for the balls that are between the thigh and head. Once the height of the ball is identified, you are likely to arrive, and shift your weight on leg according to the corresponding shots.
Keep your eyes on the ball
Watching the progress of the ball is important, as it will help you to determine when and where to hit it.
Avoid being carried out
There are a number of batting basics to be called out in the game of cricket. During batting, keep these rules in mind in deciding how forceful you need to face the shots.
• Stop the ball from striking the wicket.
• Avoid being battered in the legs by the ball before the wicket. This may cause batsman being out by leg before wicket.
• Avoid providing catches to any fielders on the field.
• Keep away from flanking the ball to the wicket-keeper.