Just want to get some advice on my lbw problem. Any ball at middle stump will hit me on the pad.
If the ball is pitched outside off stump I have a winner of a defensive system. I put my bat and pad together and cover any movement of the ball either towards slips or back in towards the stumps.
But when I use this technique for straighter deliveries I get into trouble. If the ball cuts in a little bit it gets me on the pad - and I am dismissed. I also have trouble getting my bat around my front pad.
The options I have considered are:
1) Opening up my front leg and just aiming to hit the ball with my bat when the ball is aimed at middle stump. But keeping my bat and pad together.
2) Putting my bat in front of my front leg and just playing the line of the ball. This would be awkward and would take a lot of practice.
Both of these techniques worry me - as I live in fear of getting a ball like this
YouTube - Agarkar Bowls Kallis with an Absolute Brilliant Delivery
Are there typical reasons why people get out for lbw all the time?