We have a youngster who is a very good aggressive batsman. However, his strength only lies in thumping the ball and playing aggressively off the back foot. He is not very good at going forward or defending.
His problem is that whenever he is told to hold the fort and play defensively, he struggles. In such circumstances he tends to defend on his back foot which means that he gets bowled more often than not by spinners or by low-bounce balls.
I want to get this boy to start playing on his front foot and get the ball at the pitch or as close as possible. How do get him to play more on his front foot and go forward? Are there any excercises or strategies for doing this.