Originally Posted by luffy
Near the end of the last season i was getting caught inside my crease, and therefore getting a lot of LBW decisions. I never used to get them, but these days it's like the only way i'm getting out. How can i help this?
Also does anyone know any excericises i could use to help move my feet more, just 1 person excercises, as i don't use my feet early in an innings which is an major issue as i'm an opening batsmen, and getting caught in the slips cordon as i'm basically just sticking my bat out to meet the ball.
Difficult to say exactly what should you do about being LBW unless one knows a bit more like
a) what type of bowling are you getting out to.
b) What length of delivery
c) Are you more of a front foot player or a backfoot player (inspite of the fact that you may be moving less than required either way)
As far as excercise to do for feet movement. One of the best is to stand behind the nets when someone else is batting inside, take guard as if you were the batsman exactly in line with the batsman's guard (naturally he has to be a right hander if you are right handed and vice versa), concentrate on the bowlers hand and move for every ball that is bowled.
It is easier to move here than if you were inside the nets. You can keep seeing for yourself at every delivery whether your movement was in the right line or not.
Besides the line which relates to sideways movement, the forward and backward movement will also come more easily.
You will find that if you have moved forward or maybe not moved at all and the delivery is short and rising, the ball will appear to be coming at your throat. This will not hurt you, of course, but will be very sharply broght in focus to you and you will ba able to start making adjustments.
PS : Make sure their ore no holes in the net
I always used it to get my feet moving and to get to assess the wicket speed and bounce when I went to nets after a lay off. It always helped.