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    Learning one proper front-foot shot. For some reason, I instinctively go back to every delivery.
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    You must at least know how to slog. Thats a front foot shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Learning one proper front-foot shot. For some reason, I instinctively go back to every delivery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713 View Post
    You must at least know how to slog. Thats a front foot shot.
    No, I don't. I do have a slog, but its a backfoot slog.

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    Very true. But I do that against spin, pace, short balls, full balls, length balls, etc. It makes no difference and its really weird. Unless I decide before the ball is delivered to go on the front foot - I just seem to back to give myself enough time to play it. Mind you, I never actually have enough time, but that's what I try.


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    Try front-foot forward defensive shots first. Once comfortable, then pick a predictable bowler who puts it in the same spot unerringly. Come down a bit and play a forcing shot.

    Obv it's important to watch the ball closely so you know it's length at time of release

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Learning one proper front-foot shot. For some reason, I instinctively go back to every delivery.
    Steve Waugh was very often back when he should have been forward and he made 10,000 test runs...so there is hope for you yet.

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    Ranji was another who felt that one lost sight of the ball, albeit a split nano-sec, on some front foot shots. Enjoyed the back strokes.

    So there, you could either become a Ranji or a SWaugh, tho not nec in Test Cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engle View Post
    Ranji was another who felt that one lost sight of the ball, albeit a split nano-sec, on some front foot shots. Enjoyed the back strokes.

    So there, you could either become a Ranji or a SWaugh, tho not nec in Test Cricket
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    No, I don't. I do have a slog, but its a backfoot slog.



    Very true. But I do that against spin, pace, short balls, full balls, length balls, etc. It makes no difference and its really weird. Unless I decide before the ball is delivered to go on the front foot - I just seem to back to give myself enough time to play it. Mind you, I never actually have enough time, but that's what I try.
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    I tend to go back all the time when my trigger movement is happening too late, and I'm not still when the bowler is releasing the ball.

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    I'd like to get back to consistently landing it short of a length just outside off and being able to move it both ways off the deck...but I think age is against me, as is having the will.

    I'd also like to watch the ball more closely when I bat, and not just as it cannons into my middle stump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    I'd like to get back to consistently landing it short of a length just outside off and being able to move it both ways off the deck...but I think age is against me, as is having the will.

    I'd also like to watch the ball more closely when I bat, and not just as it cannons into my middle stump.
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    Batting: Everything.

    Bowling: Improve my line outside off, it's good, but i stray too wide, too often and get punished, particularly at 1st XI level.

    Fielding: Not too much, mainly a bit of work on ground fielding.

    Could do with some major work on fitness too.
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