The batsmen always need to decide instantly whether they would play the ball or defend the ball or score runs. When the players defend the ball they protect wickets as well as their body. It also intends to keep the ball on the ground. There are two types of defence, one is front foot defence and the other is back foot defence. The players, when playing the front foot drive, approach the ball and play the ball around the knee height.
How to train the shot
The principle of the Shot
The principle of the front foot defensive shot is to block the ball instead of playing it for scoring runs.The batsman always needs a firm defence to build scores.
How to test the shot
The front foot defence shot can be tested in the following way:
Create a semi circle in pairs or in small groups in cone shape in front of the batsman. Let a player flings the ball with a bounce to the batsman who in turn defends the ball by bouncing it inside the semicircle.
Practice in the following way:
The fielders stand outside the semicircle while working in groups fielders stand outside the semicircle. The batsman tries to continue without being caught. Protect yourself by hitting the ball softly to avoid to be caught.