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    Help needed regarding me batting

    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.

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    my guess is that you've lost, or you are miss timing your trigger movement, which is usually one of the main causes for no or slow foot movement.

    Is it mainly to the quicker bowlers, or the slower opening bowlers too? (ie. the non express)

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    Anyone that swings the ball a fair bit. I'm not certain but i go on the back foot more than i should which may be causing me too get stuck in the crease.

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    try this every where u are even in the bathroom practice moving back and across then on the front foot or back foot just visualise a ball where its pitching and get in line. u might look crazy doing it in the middle of a mall but it will help.make it feel more natural
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    Why in the bathroom? Because there is a mirror?

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    ok remember back to when you were batting normally. Before the ball was released, or as the ball was being released, what were your movements?

    Now think to now, what are your movements. You will find something has changed.

    Get a bowling machine and bowl at the length your struggling, with it set to swing, and you can fix your problem in an hour or so.

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    yes and also well becuz u shud like to look at urself naughty: no but i guess the more u do it the more it feels natural

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    Stand out of the crease perhaps? You are saying that you are playing back more, what is the reason for this? I'm a tall guy, so I play off the front foot alot and I play better that way,

    I think you are probably playing back to the wrong balls, buy a new cherry and get a swing bowler to bowl to you in the nets, cause you wont learn much from an old ball, unless someone can bowl reverse swing.

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    Don't know many one person techniques, but something you should do is this: get someone to give throwdowns to you like you normally would, but every now and then make them fake the throw (i.e. do the throwing action but hold on to the ball) and have a look at where your feet, head and hands are going just before release. You might find that you're moving your front foot across the crease, or letting your hands get away from your body and dragging you off balance before you've even seen the line of the ball. After that it's just a case of more throwdowns while concentrating on sorting those things out.

    I was getting out lbw reasonably often at the start of last season, and this was the first thing we did when I went off and got specialist batting coaching. It worked too - was only out lbw one more time all season, and that was in a completely different way to the others (missed a juicy full toss from a leg spinner )
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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    PS : Make sure their ore no holes in the net
    Best part of the advice tbh.

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    I often see people struggle witht h emoving ball because they play th efirst line, not the second - they go at the ball too hard, too soon.

    Maybe, if u r getting lb plonks a lot it may be your balance. If your head isn't straight as the bowler runs in you may find yourself falling over a bit which leaves your susceptible to getting caught on the crease and hit on the pads.

    Don't know if that's th eproblem, but if it is, straighten up your head and (if u r right handed) touch your chin on your left shoulder as you face up to ensure that both eyes are square to the bowler.
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    Bat out of your crease. Changed my game forever.

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    So you're getting out because you're not moving your feet enough?

    Move your feet then.

    Getting out lbw stuck in your crease?

    Make a more positive movement forward when it's up there then.

    It's not rocket science, as you've already worked out what you're doing wrong, you can fix it by thinking about it. Next time you're in a net session, make a concious effort to move your feet more, even when you're leaving the ball outside offstump get your feet in the right position and it'll become habbit in a game situation.

    Do you feel nervous when you go out to bat? Nerves can be a big cause of lackluster foot movement and being stuck on the crease from my experience. I used to be so nervous going out to bat i barely moved at all and got out all the time, i was nervous because i didn't want to get out, yet being nervous was the reason i kept failing. When you go out to bat, make sure you're feeling as you would in a net session and be positive in everything you do.

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    Another thing which helps is concentrating on the ball from the time its still in the bowlers hand. If you focus on the ball from the very begiunning, it basically brings an intuitive judgement of length which 'helps' feet movement.

    I must stress that this is more useful for those who find they are not able to pick up length early enough and end up with faulty/predetermined movement. But might help in your case too.

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