Need some suggestions on how to play good length deliveries
I figured, it's time to get help as I have been struggling to play certain deliveries. Little background on me as it may or may not be relevant. I used to bat # 6 or 7. My main task was to hit the ball. But, I was never really satisfied as a hitter. I always wanted to play strokes with straight bat. So around 4 or 5 years ago I set out to learn how to play with straight bat.
Now, I would say I am very strong playing shots on front foot when the ball's line is on the offside. But my weak spots have always been balls delivered on middle stump and leg stump.
Today on net practice I was constantly beaten by someone throwing balls on middle and mostly leg stumps. More importantly these were good length deliveries. By the time the ball reached me it was right around my upper chest height. I was blocking them but eventually my fear overtook my blocking.
So my question on, how would you recommend playing these type of deliveries.
Couple of other important notes:
-I usually go as an opener.
-The pitches are cement based (concrete) with some type of green mats on them.